CENTURION: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday dismissed the reports pertaining to head-coach Mickey Arthur’s angry behaviour inside the dressing room at the end of the second day’s play.
In its statement, the cricket governing body clarified that the allegations of Arthur losing his cool with the senior batsmen as they failed to perform were “grossly exaggerated”.
Earlier, reports emerged that following the disastrous batting performance, coach Arthur lashed out at the senior batsmen and hurled abuses at them.
Pakistan, which at one point were 100-1, got all out on 190. The last five wickets were lost against a collective total of 25. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and senior batsman Azhar Ali received ducks while Asad Ali scored six runs.
The team management stated in their statement that “as per the norm, Mickey held a debriefing meeting at the end of the day’s play which was held in a cordial atmosphere with inputs from team members and management as is the usual practice”.
“The team manager and rest of the management hope that media would refrain from speculating on the matter,” the statement further read.