Babar Azam and 5 others will not return to Pakistan after T20 World Cup clash, they will go to…

Babar Azam and five other players decided to spend their vacation in London.©AFP

Pakistan captain Babar Azam and five other players, including Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan and Azam Khan, decided to vacation in London before returning to Pakistan after their disastrous T20 World Cup campaign. The six players will not land in Pakistan with the rest of the squad on Tuesday. The players mentioned above plan to spend time with friends and family in London. Some are also considering playing in local leagues in the UK, according to a report in The Express Tribune.

Meanwhile, head coach Gary Kirsten and assistant coach Azhar Mahmood will head to their respective homes. With no immediate commitments on the horizon, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed the coaching team to return to their countries, the report added.

Pakistan had a terrible outing in Group A of the ongoing T20 World Cup, which ended with a narrow three-wicket win over Ireland on Sunday in their final match.

They suffered defeats against co-hosts USA and arch-rival India before defeating Canada by seven wickets.

With four points from as many matches, Pakistan finished third in their group and missed out on the Super Eight spot, with India and the United States sealing their places after the top two.

The Pakistan team will now face Bangladesh in a two-match home Test series in August, followed by England's tour of Pakistan in October.

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