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PCB Bars Players from Private Dinners Following Loss to USA in T20 World Cup 2024

Following a humiliating loss against the USA in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has barred the players from attending private dinners. The defeat sparked widespread criticism from both critics and citizens, who were vocal in their disappointment over the team’s performance against the host nation in the tournament’s opening match.

Amidst the uproar, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif added fuel to the fire by sharing an image of a dinner invitation extended to the cricket team after their loss to the USA. He questioned the management’s decision to approve such events during a critical tournament, suggesting that these social engagements might be pre-arranged and highlighting the need for stricter scheduling.

“Who is providing the tour schedule in advance? Are these pre-arranged? Who is giving the go-ahead for events during a World Cup?” Latif tweeted, accompanied by the image of the invitation.

Despite the invitation, the planned dinner gala was canceled following the loss to the host nation in a dramatic super over, further intensifying the scrutiny on the team’s off-field activities.

One loss has raised many questions within the cricket fraternity in Pakistan. Former skipper Younis Khan expressed his disappointment, particularly highlighting the presence of a significant Pakistani community in the USA that supports the team wholeheartedly. Former legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram was also critical, noting that Pakistan’s performance did not reflect the skill level expected from a team with their experience and stature. He specifically pointed out the lack of effort on the field by some players.

Looking ahead, Pakistan faces a crucial game against India on June 9th. Despite Pakistan’s previous performance against the USA, India is expected to approach the match with full seriousness, recognizing the unpredictable nature of their rivals. For Pakistan, it is imperative to significantly improve their performance in all upcoming matches if they aim to secure a spot in the Super Eight. This next match is not just a test of skill, but also a chance to restore confidence and credibility on the world stage.

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