Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said on Friday that no decision will be made on the arrival of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee chairman Zaka Ashraf until the end of the World Cup.
He made these statements in the interview with him. Dawn News.
To a question on the controversy surrounding Zaka Ashraf and speculations about his suspension from the PCB chairmanship, the interim prime minister said he wanted to continue with Ashraf under the “doctrine of necessity”.
“I don’t think we will take any major decision on this right now,” he said, adding that a change in the PCB hierarchy at this stage would only demoralize the national team participating in the World Cup in India.
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The Prime Minister’s statement comes amid reports that Zaka Ashraf will not get an extension when his four-month tenure at the PCB ends on November 5.
Commenting on the progress of Pakistan cricket team in the mega event, Kakar said that the team still has a chance to reach the semi-finals. “I know he will play Pakistan’s best cricket and make it happen.”
Despite losing four World Cup matches, Pakistan is still in the race for the semi-finals.
If they beat the Black Caps by 83 runs in the first innings or chase the target in the second innings in 35 overs tomorrow, they will move into fourth place before beating defending champions England. A draw or defeat in any match would deal a fatal blow to their campaign.
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