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Flight delay forces West Indies to cancel practice session


The touring West Indian cricket team was forced to call off its training session here at the National Stadium ahead of the third Test against Pakistan because of a flight delay.

Brian Lara’s men were scheduled to carry out a practice session at the National Stadium on Friday afternoon but were unable to make it because their flight from Multan was delayed by almost 90 minutes.

Both Pakistan and the West Indies are now scheduled to train today (Saturday) in their build-up for the final match of the Test series starting here from Monday.

The West Indians are scheduled to carry out a training and nets session in the morning, while the Pakistanis, who arrive here on Saturday, would practice in the afternoon session. Two Karachi-based Pakistan team players — Danish Kaneria and Faisal Iqbal flew home from Multan on Thursday night.

The captains of both the team would hold a press conference at the National Stadium on Sunday morning.

Pakistan lead the series 1-0 after winning the opening Test in Lahore. The second Test in Multan ended in a draw earlier this week.

The West Indies last played in Karachi nine years back and that Test ended in a Pakistani victory. They refused to tour Pakistan in 2001-02 because of security concerns.

Source:The News

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