Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed with the meeting among head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, white-ball captain Babar Azam and Test skipper Azhar Ali with Prime Minister Imran Khan over restoring departmental teams in domestic cricket. For which, the board has summoned the trio on Monday.
According to Outlook, a source closed to the players informed that PCB CEO Wasim Khan will meet them to reprimand for approaching the Prime Minister of Pakistan over the board’s policy decision.
Misbah, Azhar and Hafeez were called for a meeting by Imran Khan earlier this month after they requested his time to discuss the problems being faced by cricketers around the country due to the closure of departmental teams in domestic cricket.
Why is PCB unhappy with Misbah, Azhar and Babar?
Well, surprisingly, that meeting was also attended by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, CEO Wasim Khan. So why the PCB is showing their displeasure is the question. The source even stated that they were already informed that the trio will discuss the domestic cricket issue.
“Due to closure of departmental cricket, The trio had time and again made it clear to the board officials they were not in favour of the scrapping of departmental teams in domestic cricket,” the source said.
“How is it possible that the Prime Minister who is patron in chief of the board would agree to meet with Misbah and company without first the board being made aware of this and secondly how did the two senior PCB officials also attend the meeting?” the source questioned.
However, Imran Khan rejected their request on any changes in the policy. He made it clear that the new system of having just six provincial first-class teams would continue and needed to be given time to bear results.