BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) control Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf disregarded rumours of inner strife in the national cricket group on Monday, emphasizing the team spirit of the complete squad.
Ashraf addressed the media in Bahawalpur and attributed the reports of discord to the advent of unfounded stories by cricket critics.
The poor overall performance within the 2023 international Cup had fueled hypothesis approximately an “inner rift” in the national squad, resulting in consecutive setbacks for the group within the prestigious tournament.
The PCB had previously issued a strong denial regarding any internal conflicts in the national cricket team.
Ashraf noted that he had prolonged an invitation to former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had resigned from his post the preceding month amidst battle of hobby allegations, for a assembly, but Inzamam resigned earlier than the meeting happened. Ashraf reiterated his stance that the Pakistani cricket group remains cohesive, with no disputes a few of the gamers, and prolonged his exceptional desires to the squad.
Ashraf additionally discussed a suggestion to allow Pakistani cricketers to take part in simplest one league apart from the Pakistan wonderful League (PSL). He counseled the performance of the Pakistani openers inside the recent international Cup 2023 in shape and expressed remorse that Pakistani cricketers acquire fantastically low repayment, mentioning, “Our cricketers obtain meager salaries.” The PCB leader clarified that he had no longer engaged in any conversations with Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam. talking about Pakistan’s representation in India after many years, Ashraf referred to the importance of seeing a large country wide flag at the Ahmedabad cricket stadium in the course of the world Cup healthy against arch-competitors on October 14.