Pakistan captain Babar Azam is often in the headlines due to his batting, but now he is in the news for the wrong reasons. Babar brought his younger brother to the net practice in Lahore, after which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reminded him about his policies. Babar came under criticism after a picture was posted on social media. In this picture, his brother Safir is shown practising in the nets where Pakistan fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani is bowling to him.
The social media post caused controversy as the PCB’s High-Performance Center (HPC) policies clearly state that only Pakistani players, first-class or junior cricketers, can be allowed to use the centre’s facilities with the permission of the authorities. And employees can use it.
Babar got trapped because of his brother’s practice.
A reliable PCB source said, “Babar had come to the centre three-four days ago with his brother. This was before the adaptation camp started. His brother later practised in the nets, which was brought to the notice of the board. He said that no player from Pakistan could bring any of his relatives or friends to HPC for practice, so Babar was politely told about his mistake and asked not to repeat it. “He is the captain of our national team, and he was politely reminded of the situation to which he agreed,” the source said.
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