Mohammad Hafeez, the Team Director of the Pakistan Cricket Team, lambasted the Pakistani cricketers, stating that they are more interested in playing franchise tournaments around the world than representing their own country.
Mohammad Hafeez’s comments came after many star Pakistan cricketers were seen participating in various franchise tournaments. While Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam are playing in the Bangladesh Premier League, players like Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan are involved in the ILT20.
However, quite a few players got the red light from the Pakistan Cricket Board, preventing them from joining the franchise tournaments. Mohammed Haris found himself in this bind when the board revoked his NOC, ruling him out of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Coming off a 4–1 defeat against New Zealand, the Pakistan team is now eyeing a four-match T20I series against England on English soil. This series holds immense significance, serving as the ultimate preparation for the Green Shirts ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.