Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam was fined by traffic police in Lahore on Monday for driving without a valid driver’s license and violating a traffic lane. The fine amounted to Rs2,000, and the incident occurred in the Gulberg area of Lahore on September 17.
According to police officials, Babar Azam was initially stopped for a lane violation. However, during the questioning, it was revealed that he did not possess a valid driver’s license.
Babar Azam is currently gearing up to lead the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming cricket World Cup in India. The team had faced uncertainty regarding their participation in the tournament due to delays in the issuance of visas by the Indian government. Fortunately, this uncertainty was resolved when India finally issued visas to the Pakistan team, as confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The delay in visa issuance had prompted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to raise concerns with the ICC, stating that it had disrupted the team’s preparations for the World Cup. However, with the issuance of visas, the team can now proceed with their preparations.
It’s worth noting that India and Pakistan have suspended bilateral cricket matches due to strained political relations between the two countries. They only face each other in multi-team events like the World Cup and Asia Cup.
In another news, The Pakistan national cricket team has finally been granted visas to participate in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 in India. The eleventh-hour issuance of visas comes less than two days before the team’s scheduled departure for the tournament, ending weeks of uncertainty and tension in the cricketing world.
The news of Pakistan’s visa approval was met with relief and excitement among cricket fans worldwide. The team had faced extensive delays and uncertainty regarding their Indian visas, which raised concerns about their participation in the prestigious tournament.