Epic drama as journalists leave press conference ahead of PSL final. Video

Video: Epic drama as journalists leave press conference ahead of PSL final

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Ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 final, an epic drama unfolded in the media room during the pre-event press conference. As journalists gathered in the Multan Sultans press room, a verbal altercation took place between them and the franchise’s media manager. It was Multan coach Abdul Rehman who arrived to speak to the media, but the journalists were not happy with the manager’s behavior. The journalists were unhappy with what happened and the director asked them to leave if they wanted. Some decided to take heed and leave the room.

“Jo nahin baithna chahta, woh nahin baithe. Koi issue nahin hai. (If anyone does not want to attend the press conference, they can leave. No problem),” the media official said.

Time and again, Pakistan cricket has made headlines for the wrong reasons. Recently, the national team fast bowler Naseem Shah said there was a culture of insecurity.

Naseem Shah has spoken openly about the culture of insecurity within the national team, saying senior players are afraid to take breaks to rest their bodies, fearing they will be replaced by younger players. Shah, who was ruled out of the 50-over World Cup in India last year due to a shoulder problem, added that even he was afraid of losing his place in the team due to his injury.

“Honestly, the main players are afraid to give rest to their body even though they know they need a break because the culture of cricket in Pakistan is such that if a new player comes in and plays in a match or two, you don’t know if he will permanently replace you in the team,” Shah told Cricwick.

“This fear does not allow players to rest because you are afraid that your career will end there,” said the young bowler.

Naseem said there was a need for clarity and better communication between senior players, team management, selectors and the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“In other countries, if a main player is given a break, it is assured that he will not be sidelined in case his replacement comes in and plays in a game or two,” he said.

With PTI inputs

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