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T20 World Cup: PCB Criticizes Team's Behavior

In the aftermath of Pakistan’s disappointing T20 World Cup performance in the USA, significant changes are anticipated within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team failed to advance beyond the league stage, prompting PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi to consider drastic measures to address the indiscipline and lackluster performance that plagued the squad. A reliable source […]

T20 World Cup: PCB Criticizes Team's Behavior
T20 World Cup: PCB Criticizes Team's Behavior

In the aftermath of Pakistan’s disappointing T20 World Cup performance in the USA, significant changes are anticipated within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team failed to advance beyond the league stage, prompting PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi to consider drastic measures to address the indiscipline and lackluster performance that plagued the squad.

A reliable source within the PCB revealed that Naqvi is particularly dismayed with the actions of certain senior officials, whom he holds responsible for the current state of affairs. “You can expect the PCB to lose senior management level officials and also enforce some strict policies for the players in future,” the source stated.

Central to the controversy is the decision to allow players to bring their families along for the tournament. This move has drawn significant criticism, with players reportedly bringing not just their wives and children, but also their parents and siblings, who all stayed in the team hotel. The PCB chairman’s discontent has been further fueled by revelations that some senior officials—described by the source as more fans than professionals—approved these arrangements, thereby undermining team discipline.

As part of a broader clean-up operation, the PCB is likely to introduce a stringent code of conduct for players, including a policy decision to prohibit players from having their families accompany them to major events such as ICC tournaments. This move aims to restore focus and discipline within the team, which Naqvi sees as crucial for future success.

The PCB chief has also demanded a comprehensive performance assessment report from all senior management officials. His dissatisfaction extends beyond the World Cup debacle to include the slow progress in preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy, which Pakistan is set to host early next year.

In light of these developments, the PCB is on the brink of a significant restructuring, with expectations of high-level dismissals and the imposition of stricter regulations to prevent a recurrence of the issues that contributed to Pakistan’s lackluster World Cup campaign.

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