Pakistan men’s Team Director Mohammad Hafeez has attributed the defeats in Australia Tests and New Zealand T20Is to the players, local media reported on Thursday.
Hafeez discussed the matter with Acting PCB Chairman Shah Khawar, with PCB’s COO Salman Naseem also present.
The 43-year-old emphasized that the players lacked focus on the game, as their main attention was on participating in ongoing franchise T20 leagues.
Earlier reports suggested that Mohammad Hafeez role as director would conclude following disappointing performances in Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan faced a 3-0 defeat Down Under, while the Blackcaps defeated the Men in Green 4-1.
Hafeez, known as the Professor, had a contract with the side until December 15. PCB is expected to request him not to continue any further.
It’s worth noting that Shah Khawar, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Election Commissioner of PCB, assumed the powers of Chairman PCB on January 23.
According to the notification from the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ministry and by Article 7(2) of the PCB Constitution, the Election Commissioner is vested with the powers of Chairman PCB.
Shah Khawar becomes the fifth person to lead PCB in the last 14 months. Before him, Ramiz Raja, Najam Sethi, Ahmed Shehzad Farooq Rana, and Zaka Ashraf have also been in charge of the board’s affairs.
“I would like to thank the Patron of the PCB, Mr Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, for reposing trust in me. My primary responsibility will be to hold the election of Chairman PCB in a free and transparent manner at the earliest,” Khawar stated.
Earlier, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul Haq Kakar, the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), had officially nominated Mohsin Naqvi as the new representative of the Board of Governors (BoG).
The nomination comes as a replacement for Zaka Ashraf, who recently resigned from the position of Management Committee Chairman.
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Fawad Hasan Fawad confirmed the news in a conversation with Geo News, stating that the notification of Mohsin Naqvi’s nomination as the patron’s representative in the BOG has been issued.