Pakistan’s bumpy road to T20 World Cup: From team’s pulling out from tours to coaching staff stepping down

Pakistan’s road to the T20 World Cup has been very bumpy.In the last couple of months, they have witnessed teams like New Zealand and England pulling out of the Pakistan tour, citing different reasons.

New Zealand returned home from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning their tour minutes before the opening fixture in Rawalpindi, citing a security alert from their government.

England followed suit this week, calling off their men’s and women’s teams tour of Pakistan, citing players’ “mental and physical well-being”.

Pakistan was shunned by other cricketing nations for almost a decade after the deadly 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore but has recently been wooing back top international sides.

And if this was not enough, their head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and his trusted deputy Waqar Younis decided to step down a mere few hours after the squad for the tournament was announced.

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