After the Pakistan cricket team lost three World Cup matches in a row, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to publicly support the team. However, in a surprise move, they threw captain Babar Azam under the proverbial bus.

PCB released a press release on social media, urging fans to support the national team.

In the press release issued by the PCB, it was stated, “The board understands the sentiments and feelings of the cricket fans on the three consecutive failures of the national team in the ICC World Cup 2023, however, on this occasion, the board administration hopes from the public and former cricketers that captain Babar Azam and the players should be encouraged in this hour of difficulty”.


The PCB message said that the national team still has four matches to play in the World Cup, hopefully, the national team will forget the defeat and show a positive and good game in the upcoming matches.

PCB said, “On the criticism of former cricketers and the media on the captain Babar Azam and the team management and changing them, the cricket board is of the opinion that winning and losing is part of the game.

“Chairman PCB Management Committee Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf gave a complete free hand to Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Captain Babar Azam in the World Cup squad and did not hinder them in making the team as per their wish. In the future, the board will make decisions in light of the performance of the World Cup 2023 in due course. Currently, the board is fully hopeful of the team’s good performance to hoist the green flag on the field in the ICC World Cup 2023.”

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