According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the captain and chief selector were given a free hand to select the national squad for the ICC One Day World Cup 2023, with hopes that this team will bounce back.
In a press release issued by the PCB, the performance of the national team in the World Cup was discussed. PCB expressed its commitment to fully support the national team and appealed to cricket enthusiasts to stand by the team.
The press release stated that PCB acknowledges the emotions and sentiments of cricket enthusiasts, especially after the team’s consecutive three losses. In this challenging environment, the board hopes that cricket captain Babar Azam and the entire team will have the support of cricket enthusiasts.
PCB mentioned in their statement that there are still four important matches left in the national team’s group stage, and they are optimistic that the team will come together again. The team will regain control after the setbacks and demonstrate positive and effective performance in future matches.
Regarding captain Babar Azam and team management, the board took the stance that victory and defeat are part of the game. Babar Azam and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq were given complete freedom and support in forming the squad for the ICC World Cup 2023.
According to the press release, after the conclusion of the World Cup, PCB will make further decisions on performance. Currently, PCB encourages fans, former players, and stakeholders to support the team for a triumphant return in the mega event.