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Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi firmly believes that the board isn’t providing enough support for the national team and coaching staff.
Sethi’s comments come after Pakistan lost to arch-rivals India by 89 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their World Cup clash on Sunday.
India’s victory extended their unbeaten streak against Pakistan as they have now won all seven of their meetings against their arch-rivals in the World Cup.
To make matters worse, Pakistan have now only won one of the five World Cup games they have played.
As a result, their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals are slim at best.
“Everyone is disappointed at the way team has performed in the World Cup but one shouldn’t press the panic button,” Sethi told Geo.tv. “The PCB isn’t supporting the team and management the way it should be. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed, coach Mickey Arthur and at least two other players are insecure about their future.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.