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Mani backs Pakistan team despite poor performance

Pakistan only have three points from five games during the mega event so far

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has backed the Men in Green to do well in the upcoming matches of 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, at the 54th meeting of Board of Governors (BoG) in Lahore on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of the mega event are extremely slim, after accumulating just three points from first five games.

“The BoG had a discussion on the Pakistan cricket team’s recent performance across all formats. 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,” a PCB statement said.

Although the administration made it clear that it will carry a robust review of team’s performance after the conclusion of the World Cup.  

“It was agreed, and as previously stated, following the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the PCB will carry-out a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years and submit their recommendations to the Chairman and the BoG for their consideration,” the statement further stated.