The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spoke out in support of captain Babar Azam and the team’s management on Thursday, after they lost three games in a row at the World Cup. Fans’ “emotions and sentiments” were taken into account by the board, which also said that it hoped the cricket community and fans would continue to support Babar Azam and the team in a “challenging environment.”
PCB backs underfire Babar Azam & CO
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said, “The national team still has four important matches to play in the round-robin stage, and the PCB is optimistic that the team will regroup, get over the setbacks, and perform positively and effectively in the upcoming fixtures.” The PCB said that “successes and defeats are part of the game” in response to the media’s queries.
“Captain Babar Azam and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq were given freedom and help to put together the team for the ICC World Cup 2023,” the PCB said. It was also said that the board would “make decisions in the best interest of Pakistan cricket based on the team’s performances in the World Cup” going forward. “Right now, the PCB wants fans, former players, and other important people to support the team as they try to make a successful comeback in the mega-event,” the PCB said.
The Green Shirts are currently in fifth place on the points table, having lost to Afghanistan, Australia, and India. They need to win all of their remaining games to have a chance of making it to the semi-finals of the ICC’s biggest event. Now, on October 27, Friday, Pakistan will play South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Over the course of the mega event, the Proteas have been very strong, winning four of their five games. There were worries about the mood in the Pakistan camp after they lost three games in a row.