PCB issues show cause notices to Misbah, Azhar

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued show-cause notices to head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and Test skipper Azhar Ali for meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan without their consent. 

According to the details, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah, Azhar, and Wasim Akram accompanied PCB’s chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan in meeting with PM Khan on Wednesday.

The cricketers held talks with PM Khan in which they insisted the cricketer-turned-politician reconsider the decision to close departmental cricket. PCB didn’t like cricketers talking about the resumption of departmental cricket and issued show-cause notices to Azhar (centrally contracted player) and Misbah (Contracted coach). Hafeez, who organized the meeting according to reports, was safe as he is not a contracted player.

It must be noted here that PM Khan wasn’t convinced with the idea to revive departmental cricket for the sake of players and officials who lost their jobs following this decision. “I tried to explain Misbah, Hafeez, and Azhar that when there is competitiveness, best players emerge from that system. Australia is the most successful team in the world cricket and produces the best cricketers just because of the system,” PM Khan shared while talking to a broadcast deal ceremony between PCB and PTV.

Read: Cricketers fail to convince PM Khan on department cricket revival

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