The Pakistan cricket team is now in New Zealand for matches, but the story is not all about the sports. There appears to be some internal conflict among the team, as players are dissatisfied with team director Mohammad Hafeez’s harsh approach. He can be a bit strict.
What is the cause of this unhappiness?
This dispute has caused friction between Hafeez and the veteran players. Some major players, like Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, and others, have received permission to participate in the forthcoming ILT20. However, when they asked permission to join the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), there was a delay. This is harmful to their contracts.
Tension in the team meetings
According to reports, top players are dissatisfied with Hafeez’s leadership style at team meetings. They believe his lengthy conversations and persistent engagement produce issues for the team. The delay in approving players for the BPL jeopardizes their contracts. Players are unsure if they will participate in the ILT20 final on February 17, which coincides with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 opening match.
Also, it will be important to see whether the players will prefer PSL over ILT20.
Cricket fans are closely monitoring the team’s internal troubles, which add to the already difficult journey. The players’ displeasure with Hafeez’s management raises worries about the team’s cohesiveness and focus in the current series and future events. How the players and management address these problems will greatly impact the team’s future performance.