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PM Kakar asks Shahid Afridi to play role in PCB

On the other hand, the Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf came under severe accusations from within the board.
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The former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Shahid Khan Afridi called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Thursday amid the cricket board turmoil while Pakistan is busy in the World Cup.

On the other hand, the Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf came under severe accusations from within the board.

PM Kakar urged Shahid Afridi to play his role in a bid to uplift cricket in the country. The premier had also contacted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee chairman Zaka Ashraf. Ashraf had been asked to hold consultations with the senior players to uplift cricket in the country. Pakistan cricket team former captain Shahid Afridi has voiced concerns about the ability of incumbent skipper Babar Azam as a match-winning batter like some other key players.

Pakistan’s star batter and captain Babar Azam has faced criticism amid his lackluster performance in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

He is currently the number one ODI batter. He has scored 216 runs in seven matches of in the event at an average of 30.8 and a strike rate of 77.

Recently, Shahid Afridi also raised concerns about Babar Azam’s role as a match-winning batter.

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