PCB hopes Pakistan Will Bounce Back
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s cricket bosses put their full weight behind the country’s bombing team, expressing hope that it would recover after the back-to-back World Cup defeats. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which faces intense criticism for the national team’s performance in cricket’s biggest show, has been under pressure to act quickly after Pakistan’s shameful defeat against India at Old Trafford on Sunday.
But at a meeting of the PCB Board of Governors in Lahore on Wednesday, the country’s cricket administrators unanimously decided not to jump the gun. Instead, the members of the Board of Governors “expressed faith, support, and confidence on the side” during a meeting at the Board’s headquarters in Lahore. The BoG had a discussion about the recent performance of the Pakistan cricket team.
The members agreed that the team’s performance at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has so far been below expectations. But expressed faith, support, and confidence in the team and hoped they would use their full talent and potential. But the PCB was quick to add that it would conduct a thorough autopsy of the Pakistan World Cup campaign shortly after the conclusion of the ten-nation tournament.
PCB Gives Relaxation to the team before the match
The PCB is not taking any steps to calm disgruntled fans after another humiliating defeat against India. They have been on fire from all sides for a poor performance against India against who lost by 89 runs in a rain-hit match. The Pakistanis collapsed in the high-pressure encounter and were duly attacked by the media and fans.
Pakistan faces South Africa in a World Cup match that must win at Lord’s on 23 June. Pakistan must beat the Proteas and then win their three remaining World Cup matches against New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. To keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive but to be honest is quite impossible for them to be back in the tournament now. The Pakistanis have been resting since their arrival in London on Monday night. “The administration has given players a two-day break. Since there was a break a week after our last game, it was decided to give the players a break”.