‘PCB chief has stopped taking Babar’s calls’: Former Pakistan wicketkeeper makes massive claims | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Babar Azam‘s tenure because the captain of the Pakistan cricket group is perhaps in jeopardy as former Pakistani wicketkeeper Rashid Latif, who is thought for fueling conspiracy theories, alleged on Saturday that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has been unresponsive to Babar’s calls and textual content messages.
Pakistan confronted their fourth consecutive defeat, a intently contested one-wicket loss to South Africa, successfully sealing their possible elimination from the World Cup.Feelings within the nation have been working excessive, with former gamers overtly demanding a change in management on the helm of the group.”I do know for a proven fact that Babar has acquired no response from the Chairman (Zaka Ashraf) when he referred to as and messaged from India,” Latif claimed on the state-owned PTV sports activities channel.
Latif additionally claimed that gamers have pending salaries from their central contracts, amounting to not less than 4 to 5 months’ value.

“The gamers haven’t acquired salaries..the Chairman isn’t responding to the captain and in these circumstances what can we anticipate from the group.”
Latif additionally claimed that some senior officers within the board had now conveyed to the gamers the central contracts they signed earlier than leaving for the World Cup had been underneath evaluate now.

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Latif, who was one of many authentic whistle-blowers in the course of the notorious match-fixing saga claimed {that a} foyer that needed Babar to endorse surrogate betting commercials are rooting for his ouster though he did not give any proof to substantiate his claims.
“It’s a must to see who’re the individuals who have been hit by this ban on surrogate promoting. Babar is being punished for his daring and principled stand on surrogate promoting earlier than the World Cup,” Latif stated.
Akram, Malik critcise Babar’s captaincy acumen
Legendary Wasim Akram was at his wits’ finish to know why Babar gave that forty eighth over to left-arm spinner Mohammed Nawaz, who is not identified to be constant.

“I do not know what he (Babar) was doing? Why give Nawaz the over when he had not bowled nicely in any respect within the innings and was missing confidence? Usama was the plain selection with the quick bowlers having completed their spells. Poor captaincy,” Akram stated on ‘The Pavilion’.
On the identical present, Malik, who’s a identified Babar critic was extra blunt.
“I’ve all the time stated that Babar isn’t made for captaincy. He cannot deal with the stress and it’s affecting his batting badly,” Malik stated.
(With PTI Inputs)

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