After Pakistan’s disastrous show in the 2023 Cricket ODI World Cup, a private conversation between Pakistan captain Babar Azam and PCB COO Salman Naseer was leaked on social media amidst rumors that the PCB chief Zaka Ashraf was not responding to Babar’s calls. The video of the leaked chat went viral, sparking a massive controversy.
In the leaked chat, Salman asks Babar about allegations that he had been calling the PCB chief but was not getting a response. Babar replies that he never called Ashraf. This revelation contradicts the claims made by Ashraf himself, who had previously stated that Babar had been trying to contact him.
The leak of the private chat has raised serious questions about the PCB’s internal communication and transparency. It has also highlighted the growing rift between Babar Azam and the PCB management.
Former Pakistan cricketers and netizens alike have expressed their outrage over the leaked chat, calling it a “gross invasion of privacy” and a “violation of trust.” Many have also demanded action against those responsible for the leak.
PCB condemns the leak
The PCB has issued a statement condemning the leak of the private chat, calling it a “serious breach of confidentiality.” The board has also launched an investigation into the matter.
However, the damage has already been done. The leaked chat has exposed the deep divisions within the PCB and raised serious doubts about the board’s ability to manage Pakistan cricket effectively.
The leaked chat has come when Pakistan cricket is at an all-time low. The national team has been struggling to perform well internationally, and the PCB is facing several financial challenges. The leaked chat has only added to the chaos and uncertainty surrounding Pakistan cricket.