Six Pakistani cricketers set for exclusion post T20 World Cup 2024

Concerns surround Babar Azam's captaincy, with criticisms about his leadership and decision-making

Saleem Khaliq June 12, 2024


Preparations for an extensive "Operation Clean Up" within the national cricket team have commenced.

PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi has consulted with board officials, associates, and former cricketers to tackle team issues.

The consensus is to remove players involved in internal politics and to drop underperformers post the T20 World Cup.

This decisive action is scheduled to take place after Pakistan's T20 World Cup campaign concludes. Sources indicate that at least six players are set to be dropped.

Reports suggest that some players are only in the squad due to their favourable standing with the captain, despite poor performances.

Concerns also surround Babar Azam's captaincy, with criticisms about his leadership and decision-making.

Several top cricketers share the same management company, raising questions about undue influence.

The PCB Chairman plans a press conference to address these matters broadly, avoiding specific player mentions.

Factionalism within the PCB is on the rise, prompting changes in various departments. Naqvi intends to collaborate with former cricketers to improve team performance. However, some players feel these issues should have been addressed after the World Cup.


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