Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Just before T20 World Cup, infighting starts in Pakistan Cricket, CEO says ‘all is well’

Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Just before T20 World Cup, infighting starts in Pakistan Cricket, CEO says ‘all is well’
Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Just before T20 World Cup, infighting starts in Pakistan Cricket, CEO says ‘all is well’

Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan on Wednesday said the reports of skipper Babar Azam being unhappy with the squad environment is “factually incorrect”.

Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Just before T20 World Cup, infighting starts in Pakistan Cricket, CEO says ‘all is well’

Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Pakistan had named its 15-member T20 World Cup squad on Monday and after that, several reports indicated that skipper Babar Azam is unhappy with the team that has been selected. “It has come to our notice that factually incorrect reports are circulating about the Pakistan national squad environment. The squad for the upcoming international assignments has been announced and our captain Babar Azam is fully behind the direction that is being taken,” said PCB CEO Wasim Khan in an official PCB release.

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“On Tuesday afternoon, some of the players had a healthy and positive meeting with former Pakistan captain and member of the PCB Board of Governors, Ramiz Raja, in which there was a consensus on the brand of cricket that needs to be played in the upcoming series and beyond,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan added.

Further in the statement, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said: “It is important that collectively we get firmly behind the squad so that they have the stability, backing and focus they need prior to going into the ICC T20 World Cup next month.”

Pakistan cricket selectors on Monday named an experienced, well-balanced and formidable 15-player squad for the upcoming T20Is against New Zealand and England, and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

Pakistan Cricket Infighting: Just before T20 World Cup, infighting starts in Pakistan Cricket, CEO says ‘all is well’

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Domestic performers Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have been drafted into the side to provide more firepower in the middle-order.

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Pakistan Cricket Infighting: The 15-player squad includes five batters (Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood), two wicketkeeper-batters (Azam Khan and Mohammad Rizwan), four all-rounders (Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Shadab Khan) and four fast bowlers (Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi)

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