The Pakistan Cricket Board stopped team director Muhammad Hafeez from holding a press conference on his return from Australia.
Private TV Geonews has claimed from sources that the authorities wanted to save Hafeez and the Pakistan Cricket Board from conflict. Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer Muhammad is against Hafeez’s press conference, few board officials are also not in favor of Hafeez’s press conference, International Director Usman Wahla’s NOC policy is also different in the board.
Sources say that Usman Wahla did not give Bangladesh League NOC to Mohammad Haris, Usman Wahla gave third NOC to Azam Khan for ILT20. Sources say that Shadab Khan is unfit to play for Pakistan. And got fit for ILT, board officials are afraid to bring Mohammad Hafeez in the media in the whole situation. Mohammad Hafeez is of opinion that PCB cannot prioritize league cricket.
According to the sources, Hafeez is not happy with the Pakistani media and especially the social media, he wanted to remove the one-sidedness and speculations regarding the tour of Australia and New Zealand and clear himself by explaining the reasons for the failure. Mohammad Hafeez did not tweet considering the extension of the contract or not.
In his message on social media, Mohammad Hafeez said that cricket is my passion and the most important strength in life, self-made and false news spread by professionals on social media cannot reduce it.