Wahab Riaz announces his retirement plans

Pakistan's veteran cricketer, Wahab Riaz, while talking to A sports, revealed that he has no plans of retiring from Pakistan Cricket until he dons the national jersey in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Wahab, who has been seen nowhere around the national squad since December 2020, is planning for a comeback to practice and feature in the big event before hanging his international cricket boots.

He added,

My aim is to play World Cup 2023. That’s what I have aimed for, after that I will say goodbye to Pakistan Cricket.

After the extravaganza will end, Riaz will no more take part in Pakistan Cricket activities on an international scale. He will still have a choice to nurture with the central contracts and will own a free hand to play any league across any corner of the world. 

Notably, the World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place in India during October-November, but in case, the health circumstances in the cricket-loving resemble what they were during T20 World Cup 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will have to opt for an alternative venue.

It is pertinent to mention that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), despite being the hosts for the ongoing event, could not host it within the realms amidst COVID flooding in the areas. Hence, UAE was selected as the venue under BCCI hosting.  

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