ISLAMABAD - Pakistan team comprising Aqeel Khan and Yasir Khan and captain M Khalid left for Philippines on Sunday night from Lahore. Aisamul Haq will join the team after receiving visa today (Monday) while Samir Iftikhar will join team in Manila as PTF took huge gamble by opting to include Samir replacing M Abid. While talking to The Nation before departure Aqeel said: “Our preparations suffered badly due to consistent rain in Islamabad. We had gone through light training and physical fitness. I was hoping to reach Manila a bit earlier to adjust to the conditions. When About Samir, Aqeel said he had heard a lot about Samir in the media, but playing at university level is different thing than playing at international level and Samir must show what he got on playing surface.–Staff Reporter