Full freedom was granted to Babar Azam and Inzamam-ul-Haq: PCB releases a statement in the midst of Pakistan’s World Cup crisis


In the midst of Pakistan’s terrible World Cup campaign, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made an odd remark. In which they implied that captain Babar Azam’s position would be in jeopardy if the side doesn’t advance to the ICC event that is currently taking place in India. Pakistan, who has lost its last three World Cup matches, is down four points from five games.

Pakistan is in a critical condition at world cup

Because they have lost three straight games, a loss would virtually eliminate their chances of making it to the semifinals. The board sent out a press release asking supporters to cheer on the squad. But it also contained a warning to Babar about his chances of captaining Pakistan in the future should they fail to make it to the knockout stages.

Several former Pakistan’s international cricket players, including Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, and Misbah-ul-Haq, harshly criticized Babar’s captaincy choices. The PCB made it clear that the freedom to choose the World Cup squad belonged to captain Babar and Inzamam-ul-Haq.

“Addressing the media scrutiny directed at captain Babar Azam and the team management. The pakistan board’s stance, echoing that of former cricketers, is that successes and defeats are part of the game. Captain Babar Azam and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq were given freedom and support in forming the squad for the ICC World Cup 2023,” said PCB in a statement.

There have been increasing requests to remove Babar from his 50-over captaincy. It is becoming more after the stunning eight-wicket loss to Afghanistan in Chennai.

In the future, the board will decide what is best for Pakistan, taking into account the team’s World Cup results. The PCB currently exhorts supporters, former players, and other interested parties to unite in support of the squad as they endeavor to pull off a spectacular comeback in the major tournament.”

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