Karachi: After substandard performance in the World Cup, the chairs of captain Babar Azam and the team management started shaking, while a change of leadership is expected in white ball cricket.
After being limited to the first round in the World Cup, it is very difficult for the captain and the team management to remain in their positions. It seems difficult to maintain, however, some circles have suggested to Chairman Management Committee Zaka Ashraf that Babar should be given the leadership in the Test series against Australia, there is a possibility of a decision in this regard in the next few days.
Regarding Babar, it has been claimed in some media reports that he wants to leave the captaincy himself, but this could not be confirmed, the board has also made up its mind to appoint local coaches instead of foreigners. Cricketers have also been contacted.
Babar Azam started thinking about resigning from the duties of leadership
On the other hand, many important revelations have come out regarding the Pakistani team that performed poorly in India. Sources said that former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam chose the players of their choice and did not care about anyone’s opinion.
The Cricket Committee had suggested to rest Shadab Khan by not making him the vice-captain for the World Cup, but Babar Azam insisted on keeping him in the position. Al-Haq and Muhammad avoided confronting Hafeez and did not participate, then he insisted on selecting the squad only in consultation with the captain. What did you do?
In the meeting, when Babar Azam and Mickey Arthur were asked about the backup plan, they did not have any answer. The new management of the board was not satisfied with team director Mickey Arthur, Brad Burn and other foreign coaches, but looking at the World Cup closely. Deciding to change was avoided.
Sources further said that Inzamam-ul-Haq reached India and started intruding in Pleingaleon.
Sources said that Babar Azam also ignored the opinion of the board officials many times, before leaving for India for the World Cup, all the players were focused on increasing the remuneration in the central contract and getting their share of the ICC revenue.
“At times we felt as if we were being blackmailed,” said a board official on condition of anonymity. “One of the players himself said to me, ‘After the World Cup, you won’t even ask us, so we want to.’ Inzamam-ul-Haq himself told Chairman Management Committee Zaka Ashraf that he would solve the central contract issue in 48 hours. He first took Babar Azam to his house and then to PCB’s office.