'Worried' PCB re-imposes media gag on team ahead of NZ series

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Lahore, Oct.30 (ANI): Worried by the widespread controversy that emanated following contradictory statements made by cricketers after the team's defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has re-imposed a media gag on the team.

The PCB has asked the newly appointed team manager for the UAE one-day series against New Zealand, Abdul Raquib to maintain a strict code of conduct during the series.

PCB insiders said board chairman Ijaz Butt was furious over the way captain Younis Khan, vice-captain Shahid Afridi and other senior players openly criticised the team management after the ICC Champions Trophy.

"He has told Raquib and Bari (Wasim Bari, PCB's Chief Operating Officer) to make it clear to the players that no more violations of the code would be tolerated," The Nation quoted sources, as saying.

Sources said Bari would brief the members of the national squad asking them to adhere to the revised code of conduct before they leave for Abu Dhabi. (ANI)

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