PCB chairman mulling disciplinary action against Azhar, Hafeez

Lahore : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan is mulling disciplinary action against ODI captain Azhar Ali and right-hand batsman Muhammad Hafeez in the wake of their refusal to train alongside former tainted fast bowler Muhammad Amir.

“I have already had discussions with some players on Amir’s issues and we have tried to address concerns. I will again talk to Hafeez and Azhar and sort out this matter,” said Shaharyar.

“They [Azhar and Hafeez] are centrally contracted players and we can than see if we should take disciplinary action against them. But we would like this situation to be resolved amicably once for all,” the Express Tribune quoted Shaharyar as stating further.

Earlier, on Thursday, Azhar and Hafeez refused to train alongside Amir as they joined the training camp. Both players were busy playing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi. The camp has been set up for the tour to New Zealand in January.

According to the Express Tribune News, Azhar and Hafeez informed head coach Waqar Younis regarding their reservations during a meeting.

The PCB is reportedly seeking legal advice over the Amir visa issue

Meanwhile, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq described the return of Amir to the national squad as a tricky situation for the players and the PCB.

He said that sveral people have concerns about this development. (ANI)