The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a statement expressing its unwavering support for captain Babar Azam and the team management following three consecutive losses in the ICC World Cup. Despite recognizing the concerns and sentiments of passionate fans, the PCB has called for continued backing for Babar Azam and the team during these challenging times.
The PCB has emphasized that there are still four crucial matches left in the round-robin stage, remaining optimistic that the team will rebound, overcome the setbacks, and perform strongly in the upcoming fixtures. They acknowledge that in cricket, wins and losses are inevitable, and the team is bound to face both highs and lows.
Furthermore, the PCB clarified that Captain Babar Azam and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had the freedom and support to shape the squad for the ICC World Cup 2023. The board assured that future decisions regarding the team would be made in the best interests of Pakistan cricket, taking into account the team’s performance in the World Cup.
With Pakistan currently positioned fifth on the points table after losses to Afghanistan, Australia, and India, they face a challenging road to qualify for the semi-finals. To keep their hopes alive, they must win all their remaining matches.
In their next encounter against South Africa, Pakistan will be up against a formidable opponent that has been performing well in the tournament. The recent string of defeats has raised concerns about the morale within the Pakistan camp, making the team’s resilience and determination crucial in their quest to bounce back and secure a spot in the World Cup semi-finals. The PCB’s message calls for unity and support from fans, former players, and stakeholders as Pakistan strives for a strong comeback in the tournament.