Before the crucial 2023 World Cup campaign, the Pakistan Cricket Board is witnessing changes following the team’s subpar performance in the Asia Cup 2023.
In an unexpected development, former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has decided to resign from his role in Pakistan Cricket’s Technical Committee.
This committee, which includes cricketing icons like Misbah-ul-Haq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Hafeez himself, provides advice to PCB chief Zaka Ashraf on strategies and enhancements for the national team.
Hafeez made this announcement on his official social media account, thanking Zaka Ashraf for the opportunity and expressing his continued dedication to Pakistan cricket, vowing to be available for future service when needed.
“I decided to leave Pakistan cricket technical committee. I served as honorary member. I would like to thank Zaka Ashraf sb for giving me this opportunity.”
“I’m always available whenever Zaka Ashraf sb need my honest suggestions for Pakistan cricket. My best wishes for Pakistan cricket as always. Pakistan Zindabad.” Hafeez wrote on his ‘X’ handle.
PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf emphasizes the importance of players prioritizing their “National Duty”
The decision comes after a recent performance review meeting by the PCB following Pakistan’s exit from the Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan’s campaign in the tournament ended prematurely during the Super 4 stage with losses to India and Sri Lanka.
The meeting, led by Zaka Ashraf, included Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam, vice-captain Shadab Khan, coaching staff, and Misbah and Hafeez. In a PCB statement, Zaka Ashraf highlighted concerns about player workload management discussed during the meeting.
He said, “Discussion revealed that the previous management had allowed a lot of players to play league cricket which caused them to be fatigued ahead of their national duty. But going forward we have agreed to form a proactive approach to tackle players’ workload and give national duty a priority.”