PCB reacts after Babar Azam brings brother to net practice, video causes stir | Cricket

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam’s decision to bring Brother Safeer to Net practice and use the facilities at the High Performance Center in Lahore is contrary to the guidelines of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB decided to remind Babur after videos and photos of him assisting his brother Safir in the practice at HPC caused a stir on social media. The incident was also criticized by former cricketer Tanvir Ahmed.

Safeer posted a video of him batting on HPC’s nets under Babar’s watchful eyes. In the video, Safir was seen batting against Pakistani pacer Shahnawaz Dahani.

The social media post caused a commotion as the PCB policies regulating its High Performance Center made it clear that only Pakistani players, first-class players or junior cricketers could use the facilities and staff at HPC with the permission of the authorities. Babur’s younger brother has yet to make an impact.

“Babur came to the center three-four days ago with his brother before the start of the conditioning camp, and his brother was then caught by the traps,” the PCB’s trusted source told the news agency. PTI

Since no Pakistani player was allowed to bring his relatives or friends to the HPC for practice, Babur politely recalled his indecency and said not to repeat it.

“He is the leader of our national team and the matter has been handled in a manner that he consents to the polite reminder of the situation,” the source said.

In preparation for the upcoming international season, Baber has started having daily nets at HPC, and the PCB has invited about 60 players in two batches to attend two-week conditioning camps to prepare for the new season.

(With PTI inputs)


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