Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Friday expressed his confidence in captain Sarfraz Ahmed and his leadership capabilities despite the debacle of Asia Cup 2018.
The green shirts were crushed by a 37-run upset against Bangladesh in the last Super-Four match of the Asia Cup.
They were also shamed by fans at home for suffering two defeats against arch-rivals India in the tournament by eight and nine wickets, respectively.
Excluding Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam and Imamul Haq, the entire team’s batting and bowling performance had killed everyone’s hopes for the upcoming World Cup. To add insult to injury, simple catches were dropped and covered up only to be caught on camera later on.
However, the PCB chairman continues to support the current squad.
Talking to a local media outlet, the chairman said: “When the team wins, we all get appreciated, and now that the team has lost, they are asking for change but I want to make it clear that I don’t have any plans to bring change at this moment.”
“I will meet the team management in a couple of days. We will have a brief discussion on it and we will also discuss Pakistan team’s performance in the Asia Cup,” Mani added while commenting on the appointment of a vice-captain.
From October 1 to 3, Mani will have a discussion with International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute committee regarding Pakistan’s case against India in Dubai.