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Pakistan Cricket Board made a big decision

Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Board of Governors on Wednesday backed the national cricket team despite their unsatisfactory performance in the ICC World Cup 2019 expressing ‘faith, support and confidence’ in the team.

After the defeat to arch-rival India at Old Trafford on Sunday, PCB and players faced a lot of harsh criticism burying them under a lot of pressure for rest of the tournament.

But instead of taking an action, the BoG expressed faith, support and confidence in the side, and hoped they will utilize all their talent and potential in the remaining matches to bounce back strongly and finish on a high, as expressed in the 54th meeting of BoG.

Pakistan have only won one of the five World Cup games they have played. Photo: Getty Images

PCB media release reported that it was agreed, and as previously stated, following the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the PCB will carry-out a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years and submit their recommendations to the chairman and the BoG for their consideration.

PCB to hold the reviewing until the conclusion of World Cup campaign that ends mid-July.

PCB Planning to Remove Mickey Arthur, Inzamam, Azhar & Talat: Report

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly decided not to extend the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur after the World Cup.

According to the local media reports, PCB will bid farewell to Arthur when his three-year contract ends in August.

Following the continuous dismal performance of the national team, the board has decided to make drastic changes in the team management in the post-World Cup crackdown.

The expected shake-up might see Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and his team, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower, team manager Talat Ali losing their jobs.

Reports have it that Arthur’s lobbyist and sympathizers have failed to make a case for another extension in his term.

There have been whispers of discord within the Pakistan team since their humiliating seven-wicket loss against the West Indies in their World Cup opener in Nottingham on May 30.

But those whispers have now grown into full-blown allegations of disunity and groupings within Pakistan’s World Cup squad following the team’s back-to-back losses against Australia and India.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday rejected the media reports of friction within the team after back-to-back losses in the ongoing World Cup tournament, and said that the entire team is standing behind skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.  

The board spokesperson said that the team will soon prove its critics wrong by giving a substantive performance in the remaining four games of the tournament.

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