All you need to know about the Kakul army camp where Pakistan cricket team is getting trained ahead of the T20 World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket team was practising at Kakul army camp ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. Read the entire article to get more information.

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The Pakistan Cricket Team was seen attending a two-week training session at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul. The Pakistan Board arranged this training session to help players gain more discipline and excel at international levels. The decision was taken keeping the T20 World Cup 2024 in mind where the players will be travelling to the West Indies and the USA. Moreover, the PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi visited the camp to meet the players amidst their training sessions. 

Kakul is a union council and village located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Kakul Valley. At a height of 1300 meters, it is located 5 kilometres north of Abbottabad City next to the Thandiani Hills. This is also the location of the Pakistan Military Academy where the players are undergoing various drills and exercises. The camp was organised for 29 players along with some big names like fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Babar Azam and many more.

Recently, the Pakistan Board removed their white-ball captain Shaheen Afridi from captaincy and reappointed Babar Azam. After having a bad series against New Zealand where they lost the series, 1-4, Afridi was sacked. Moreover, his performance wasn't that great in PSL as well. Since the T20 World Cup is approaching, the Board decided to take a bold decision by bringing back the former captain into action. 

Pakistan to play against India in T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to start on June 2 and Pakistan will play its first match against the USA on June 6. Since the USA is a new team, it will be interesting to see both teams in action. Pakistan is in the group A along with arch-rivals India, Canada and Ireland. On June 9, They will play against India in New York.

Their record against India in World Cups hasn't been that great and this time they will hope to have a different result than usual. The matches between these two teams have always been entertaining and the audience will hope to see the same intensity during the upcoming tournament as well.