oning in on team unity, PCB’s Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf asserted that there was no division in the national squad. Refuting insinuations of an “internal rift” inside the cricket team, Ashraf emphasized that stories of conflict between members of the Pakistani squad were unfounded. He also expressed his best wishes for the group. In opposition to past rumors, the Board had categorically denied any issues occurring between the players. Ashraf revealed that he had invited Inzamam-ul-Haq, the recently resigned chief selector, for a meeting, though unfortunately the latter had resigned before it could take place.
He reiterated that the Pakistani cricket team is a tightly knit unit, depicting that there has been no difference between the players. Wishfully completing his speech, Ashraf sent his well-wishes to the national squad. The PCB chairperson highlighted the great performance of Pakistani openers in the last World Cup 2023 game and showed his dismay at the players’ relatively small amount of pay. He expressed, “Our cricketers get very little money.” Ashraf also announced a proposal to restrict the cricketers to a single foreign league outside of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Additionally, he mentioned not having recent discussions with Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam. Making mention of the appearance of a Pakistani flag in the Ahmedabad cricket stadium amidst the India-Pakistan competition, he rejoiced in the nation’s representation in India after long. Lastly, he again emphasized that the cricketers are a very united group, assuring there is no point of dispute between them; humblebly conveying his best wishes for the team.