Sethi claimed that insecurity has engulfed the Pakistan team due to an uncertain future
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has criticised the Ehsan Mani-led administration for not fully backing the Men in Green captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, during the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in England and Wales.
While talking to Geo in London, Sethi claimed that insecurity has engulfed the Pakistan team due to an uncertain future.
“The PCB isn’t supporting the team and management the way it should be. Sarfaraz Ahmed, Head Coach Mickey Arthur and at least two other players are insecure about their future,” claimed Sethi.
Sethi was also critical of the current Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet advising the Pakistan team before a crucial encounter against the arch-rivals India.
“No matter how much cricket one has played but a PM shouldn’t be saying things to captain publicly. If he had to say anything to him, he should have conveyed to him privately,” he said. “It brought Sarfaraz in unnecessary pressure and criticism for not listening to it.”
Pakistan's remaining matches are against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. They will play their next match of the event against the Proteas on Sunday, June 23 at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground.