Babar Azam said focus on the game, not the players.

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Babar Azam File photo.

Lahore: Pakistan captain Babar Azam is reportedly unhappy with the recently announced squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Geo News. Sources were quoted.

Babar Azam was not taken into confidence while selecting the team members for the mega event, sources familiar with the matter told the TV channel.

Sources revealed that the captain objected to the inclusion of Azam Khan and Sohaib Maqsood in Pakistan’s T20 squad.

Babar Azam was in favor of Fahim Ashraf and Fakhr Zaman

The chief selector had included Khan and Maqsood in the squad after consulting Rameez Raja.

Sources further said that Babar Azam was in favor of including Faheem Ashraf and Fakhr Zaman in the team.

Sources further revealed that Babar Azam contacted Raja to discuss the team selection but no hearing was held.

Sources further said that Babar Azam was asked to focus on playing sports instead of including players in the team.

Earlier, it was reported that head coach Misbah-ul-Haq had resigned due to disputes with the cricket board and concerns over team selection.

Misbah was also not happy to include Azam Khan in the team. He allegedly discussed team selection with PCB CEO Wasim Khan.

Misbah and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned a few days before the Pakistan v New Zealand cricket series and the ICC T20 World Cup.

15-member squad.

  • Babar Azam (Captain)
  • Shadab Khan
  • Asif Ali
  • Azam Khan (wicket keeper)
  • Harris Rauf
  • Hassan Ali
  • Emad Wasim
  • خوشدل شاہ۔
  • محمد حفیظ۔
  • محمد حسنین
  • محمد نواز۔
  • Muhammad Rizwan (wicket keeper)
  • Muhammad Wasim Jr.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Sohaib Maqsood

Travel Reserves – Fakhr Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.



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