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KARACHI: The new cricket management committee of the pcb made it clear that centrally contracted players must abide by their contract terms and that no violation will be tolerated in this regard.
A knowledgeable source said that Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Raouf and Shahnawaz Dahaniin particular, have been reminded that it is not their job to tweet in favor of who should be Pakistan’s captain.
Shaheen and Haris had tweeted openly, backing Babar as captain and even warned that no one should think about changing him after the 0-3 loss to England earlier this month.
But Shaheen has now deleted that tweet after the new board including chairman Najam Sethi informed the players that their job is to focus on cricket and perform well as professionals for the country.
“Sethi has sent a clear message that no more social media shenanigans or breaches of central contracts will be tolerated from any player,” the source said.
Ramiz Raja, who was removed from his position as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the country’s government, had given players a lot of freedom during his tenure, allowing them to interact a lot on social media.
But players have now been told they should avoid commenting on matters that are purely in the realm of the cricket board.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam told a pre-match conference on Sunday that the board changes would not affect the players as they are professionals and are expected to play for the country.
“There have been changes but that doesn’t concern us, our main objective is to win the series against New Zealand. We have no say in board matters,” he said. -he declares.
Babar, whose Test captain is on the line following the whitewash against England, said caretaker head coach Shahid Afridi spoke to him before adding three more players to the national team for the two Tests against England. New Zealand.
Pace bowlers, Mir Hamza and Shahnawaz Dahani and off-spinner, Sajid Khan have been added to the squad by the new National Selection Committee which also includes Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikher and Haroon Rasheed.



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