KARACHI Pakistan cricket team led by tempestuous Shahid Afridi will embark upon a journey of unknown when the 15-member squad having in its fold a host of players involved in indiscipline and controversies leave here Saturday (June 12) for its first stop over in Sri Lanka on a 100 days tour that will also take the team to England. The players assembled in the city on Friday evening and will fly out to Dubai on Saturday noon on their way to Colombo. Abdul Razzaq, who is in England, will reach Sri Lanka directly. Pacer Muhammad Asif is also expected to fly to Colombo directly from Pakistan or take some other route to avoid Dubai where his entry is banned after he was detained there last year for possessing opium. He was deported after remaining under detention in Dubai and his entry in the UAE was banned after the incident. In Sri Lanka the team will participate in four-nation Asia Cup along with host Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh before flying to England where it will play two Test matches and two T20 games home series against Australia before taking on host England in a four-match Test, two T20 and five ODIs series. In the recent past, a number of cricketers were involved in incidents that only brought bad name to Pakistan and further smeared the already poor image of the national cricket. The Pakistan Cricket Board and million of fans would keep their fingers crossed hoping that if Pakistan fails to record credible wins on the tour, it at least should return home without involving itself in any kind of controversy. They would be wishing that there were no dressing room conspiracies and the players try to temporarily sink their personal differences and play as a unit. As a good number of cricketers including skipper Shahid Afridi were involved in acts of indiscipline, maintaining discipline would be the most difficult a task than winning matches for the team management and the team. Besides Afridi, there are players habitual in breaching the laid down discipline code. Leading the list is pacer Shoaib Akhtar who has been included in the squad of 15 for Asia Cup. The pacer not once but many a times has received punishments for his alleged unruly behaviour and was fined and penalised. Though Akhtar was declared fit to be selected but his fitness for the strenuous Sri Lankan tour is still doubtful. He along with another pacer Muhammad Asif was punished for taking illegal performance enhancing drugs. Asif was detained at Dubai airport for possessing a small quantity of opium. Though the quantity was very small but it was enough for the Dubai authorities to detain him but was released from detention only to see him banned from entering UAE for the next 25 years. Former captain Shoaib Malik who was suspended for his indiscretion on Australian tour last December and Akmal brothers who allegedly and openly blackmailed the team management are other players who have brief history of breaching the trust of the team. Even the coach of the team former pacer Waqar Younus has a tainted record. He and his colleagues Wasim Akram, Aaqib Javed and Mushtaq Ahmed were questioned by police in the West Indies many years ago when they were allegedly found with a lady who allegedly had marijuana in her possession. The team manager Yawar Saeed also had questionable record as a manager. He allegedly is a poor administrator and on some of the away tour was allegedly found wanting in enforcing discipline. With players of such reputation, Pakistan would do good if the tour ends without dressing room controversy. It would be great achievement. At the end of Asia Cup, some changes would be made in the Pakistan team before it fly on to England to play the most challenging series against Australia and England. Pakistan would be hosting Australia in a home series in England and would play back-to-back four T20 matches against Australia and England. Later Pakistan will play its two home Test matches against Australia before taking on England for two away Tests. After a few days break Pakistan will play another two Test matches against the host. The Test series would be followed by a five ODI series before Pakistan returns home some time in coming September. Pakistan 15 for Asia Cup are: Imran Farhat, Salman Butt (vice captain), Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (captain), Umer Akmal, Kamran Akmal (WK), Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhter, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aamir, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Umer Amin, Asad Shafiq. The 2010 Asia Cup will be held in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, from June 15 to 24. The tournament comprises India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka. The tournament gets underway with Sri Lanka taking on Pakistan. Each team plays the other once in a league format after which the top two sides meet in the final. There is also a provision for three reserve days during the league phase and one for the final. All matches are day-night fixtures. Sri Lanka are the current holders of the Asia Cup, having beaten India by 100 runs in the final of the 2008 tournament at Karachi. Schedule: June 15: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan June 16: India vs Bangladesh June 17: Reserve day June 18: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh June 19: Pakistan vs India June 20: Reserve day June 21: Pakistan vs Bangladesh June 22: India vs Sri Lanka June 23: Reserve day June 24: Final June 25: Reserve day.