Babar Azam and PCB React to World Cup Failure, Set to Take Legal Action on Match-Fixing Allegations

Babar Azam’s decision to file a defamation case against YouTubers and former players

The national cricket team, especially captain Babar Azam, has been heavily criticized after their poor performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and their exit in the first round.
Sources say a social media campaign was launched against Babar Azam during the T20 World Cup.
Babar Azam was disappointed with the match-fixing allegations made by former players.
Babar Azam will likely send legal notices to YouTubers and ex-players.

The time has come to rest for Babar, Shaheen, and other senior players: Usman Shinwari

Left-handed test fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari is currently playing club cricket in the American state of Houston. He has played one test, 16 ODIs, and 17 T20Is for Pakistan.

Discussing the national team’s poor performance in the World Cup, Usman Shinwari said that:

“Now is the time to rest captain Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and other seniors. New and young players should get a chance in Pakistan cricket. There will be times when the seniors will give way to the juniors.”

Usman Shinwari lamented that Pakistan cricket had been limited to only 15 players; these players are not sitting out even against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Ireland.
He said: domestic cricketers should get a chance; due to a lack of opportunities, cricketers are forced to leave the country.

Preparing to show unfit cricketers the way home

One of the reasons for Pakistan’s non-standard performance and elimination from the first round in the ICCT Twenty World Cup is giving opportunities to the fit players.

Former team director Muhammad Hafeez has once again reiterated his allegation that Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, and Babar Azam ended the system of prioritizing fitness, which affected the team’s performance.

TV commentators also raise questions about the fitness of some players. It has been decided that these fit cricketers will not be selected.

It will be applied only from the series against Bangladesh; any player who is not 100% fit will not be included in the team; after taking a fitness test before each series only those who meet the fitness criteria will be eligible for selection.

The former team director, Mohammad Hafeez, said that Neglecting fitness also affected the team’s performance in the Test series against Australia.

Hafeez added that this is why we struggled in the last innings of the Test against Australia; the players looked tired because they did not have the required fitness level.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team training camp for the home series is likely to be held in Karachi starting on July 24.

Shaheen will also train with senior cricketers who have to go on a tour of Australia. The new Red Ball coach, Jason Gillespie, is arriving in Pakistan next month and will oversee the camp.

The series of 2 Test matches against Bangladesh will be held in August; after that, the English team will be the guest of Pakistan in October, and the green shirts will be played in November. The tour to Australia is scheduled.

Before this series, a decision will be made regarding Babar Azam’s captaincy. Construction work is going on in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, National Stadium Karachi, and Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, which will also be upgraded before next year’s scheduled Champions Trophy.

Pakistan Cricket Board will announce the schedule and venues in the next few days.

Failure in the World Cup: Babar and Rizwan’s central contract will likely result in their exit from the A category.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s sources, the new selection committee will also be short and will finalize the central contract. Still, the players’ salaries will not be reduced.

The new central contract is being worked on, with Shaun Masood as the captain and Babar as the batsman in the Test series against Bangladesh.

Mohammad Rizwan’s place in the Test squad is challenging to secure apart from this.

Board’s warning: Match-fixing allegations, bring proof or face court

The ICC anti-corruption officials and the team’s security manager kept a close eye on everything. On the other hand, the unfortunate incident with Haris Rauf made the players worried about their security and fear Babar Azam. Some cricketers are avoiding returning home immediately.

Some YouTubers and journalists have recently discussed this, and it was also published in the Indian media’s headlines. However, everyone knows about the cricketers in the current squad, especially Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shadab Khan, who have never cheated on anyone.

PCB sources said that we are fully aware of these negative things and are not involved in harmful activities.
On whether the board will investigate them, the sources said that if the PCB has no doubts, then who should investigate those who made the match-fixing allegations?

We have issued instructions to the legal department that such person Notices should be issued to them, proofs will be asked from them, and monetary compensation will be demanded defamation in case of non-delivery; similarly, now a new law has come in Punjab in this regard, a decision will also come in 6 months.

They fear that if they go out with their family, such people will misbehave; because of this fear, some cricketers, including Babar Azam, avoid returning to their country immediately. However, the PCB has asked the team about it.

The security has been fully assured; the players have been asked to inform the authorities immediately if they have any problems. Team sources say that the so-called experts of social media, some TV channels and Some YouTubers have created such a hateful atmosphere against the players that they are afraid to go anywhere.

Member of the National Assembly Abdul Qadir Patel gave interesting advice to the Babar Azam

Speaking during the National Assembly session, Abdul Qadir Patel said that the captain of the national team, Babar Azam, has straightforward advice to say that there is a conspiracy against him. “Babar Azam should wave a letter and Then say that the letter is lost.”
Abdul Qadir Patel explained that his words should not be taken seriously; he said in jest.

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