Veteran Pakistani all rounder Mohammad Hafeez gets a stern warning from the Pakistan Cricket Board

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Veteran Pakistani all rounder Mohammad Hafeez gets a stern warning from the Pakistan Cricket Board

ISLAMABAD - Veteran Pakistani all rounder Mohammad Hafeez gets a stern warning from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan.

Khan has warned veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to refrain from commenting on selection and policy matters related to the national side.

Hafeez on Friday, in a tweet, tacitly took a dig at opener Sharjeel Khan bearing in mind the fact that the latter’s potential inclusion in the national side has been the talk of the town in the recent past.

In his tweet, the veteran all-rounder indicated towards Sharjeel’s tainted past and politely questioned whether it should be overlooked if a player has a decent skill set.

“Shouldn’t we set standards of dignity and pride higher than any other “Extra Talent” to represent Pakistan. Just Asking,” said Hafeez on his official Twitter account.

While speaking to reporters in a Teleconference on Saturday, the PCB chief executive advised the 39-year-old to focus on his own cricket and not worry about other players.

"I will be personally speaking to Mohammad Hafeez about that and I don't think it's his place to be doing it. No other player in the world does that so why should our Pakistani players do that?’’ questioned Wasim.

‘‘I don't think they have any space to do that and I don't think they should be doing that. That's my personal view. Coming from an English environment, I never saw an English player tweet about policies, procedures, talking about other players' right or wrong.’’

‘‘My view is, he should focus on his own game, focus on the cricketing opinion he can give but don't give personal opinion about other players,’’ he added.