PCB supports Pakistan team despite ‘below expectation’ World Cup performance

LAHORE: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put their “faith, support and confidence” in the Pakistan cricket team despite their “below expectation” performance ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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The discussion on the team’s performance took place during the 54th meeting of the PCB’ Board of Governors in Lahore on Wednesday chaired by Chairman Ehsan Mani.

The Board had a discussion on the Pakistan cricket team’s recent performance across all formats, said the press release.

The board said in the press release, “the members agreed the team’s performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 to date has been below expectation, but expressed faith, support and confidence in the side, and hoped they will utilise all their talent and potential in the remaining matches to bounce back strongly and finish on a high.”

However, the Board added that it would conduct “a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years” following the World Cup, and that it would submit the recommendations to the Chairman and the BoG for their consideration.

The meeting comes a day after Chairman Mani spoke to Pakistan team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on phone and instructed him to ignore baseless media reports and solely focus on the remaining games of the World Cup tournament.

The chairman also motivated the captain and told him that the team has not yet been eliminated from the tournament hence it should give its best in the coming matches. The team should not divert its attention from the game, remain calm and always remember that the fans have high hopes from them, he said to the skipper.

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