Many PCB members believe more communication is needed between Hafeez and the team management
Despite having no intention of stripping Mohammad Hafeez of the Twenty20 captaincy, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that they were extremely frustrated with his one-minded approach throughout the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20.
During the Board’s executive coordination committee meeting, Hafeez had a chat with PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf about the World Twenty20 and the recently concluded heated dispute with all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.
Speaking exclusively to PTI, a PCB official said: “The interesting part is when the Razzaq issue came up, Hafeez claimed it was a collective decision by the team management and coach Dav Whatmore also supported him in his argument.”
However, according to the source, some of the Board members thought Hafeez made too many decisions by himself, and should have talked it out with the team management.
“For now, there are no plans to remove Hafeez as Pakistan’s next international tour is in December when they go to India and then head to South Africa. But the committee has decided to closely monitor Hafeez’s performance as well,” the source added.
During the meeting, Hafeez and national coach Dav Whatmore both noted that the two main areas in which Pakistan had to improve upon was their fielding and fitness.
“Whatmore and Hafeez both expressed concerns over the fitness level of the players and it was decided that a committee should look into general fitness level of players in domestic cricket to find out from where the problems stemmed,” the source said.