- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly not impressed with some Pakistan players hosting space sessions on X to interact with the fans and followers.
- PCB contemplating establishing a policy to regulate players’ involvement in social media spaces.
- The sessions will be scrutinized in the context of the central contract as the PCB is apprehensive that such sessions might land the players in controversies.
- Most of Pakistan’s cricketers are presently playing in various T20 leagues.
- Pakistan failed to perform well in the Asia Cup and the World Cup last year.
- Babar Azam stepped down as captain, but Pakistan struggled in Australia and New Zealand.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly taking action after some Pakistan players, including former captain Babar Azam and current T20I captain Shaheen Afridi, hosted space sessions on X to interact with fans and followers. The PCB is concerned about potential controversies arising from these sessions and is contemplating establishing a policy to regulate players’ involvement in social media spaces.
PCB Takes Notice of Space Sessions
According to a report in Cricket Pakistan, the PCB has noticed the space sessions hosted by Pakistan stars and has decided to act on it. The board is concerned that these sessions might land the players in controversies and is contemplating introducing a new policy to regulate players’ interaction on social media. The PCB has already initiated discussions with the players and their agents regarding this matter.
Players Engaged in T20 Leagues
Currently, most of Pakistan’s cricketers are participating in various T20 leagues. Shaheen Afridi is playing for Desert Vipers in the ILT20, while Babar Azam is representing Rangpur Riders in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Once the leagues conclude, the players will return home and prepare for the upcoming Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan’s Recent Struggles
Pakistan’s cricket team has faced disappointment in recent international tournaments. They performed poorly in the Asia Cup and the World Cup last year. In an attempt to improve the team’s performance, Babar Azam stepped down as the captain. However, the change in leadership did not yield significant results as Pakistan continued to struggle during their tours of Australia and New Zealand.
The PCB’s decision to take action regarding the space sessions hosted by Pakistan players reflects their concern over potential controversies. By contemplating a policy to regulate players’ involvement in social media spaces, the PCB aims to ensure that the players’ interactions do not adversely impact their careers. As Pakistan’s cricketers return from their T20 league commitments, they will have to adapt to these new regulations and focus on improving their performance for the upcoming Pakistan Super League.