After getting into a controversy over flag waving, it was told from the PCB that the team has been practicing in this way for the last two months. However, there has been no response from the Bangladesh Cricket Board regarding this.
Controversy over Pakistan Flag during practice in Dhaka on Bangladesh tour.
There is always some controversy associated with the Pakistan cricket team. Forgetting the semi-final loss of the ICC T20 World Cup, a controversy has been added here with the team that toured Bangladesh. In fact, during the practice in Dhaka, the team waved the flag of their country and practiced with it, which the people of Bangladesh did not like.
Pakistan started preparation ahead of three-match T20I and two-match Test series against Bangladesh. Pakistan team hoists a national flag there– surely a new scene here. Cannot remember any team doing it here in recent past. Finally some int'l cricket in Mirpur. #BANvPAK pic.twitter.com/922Alf4LeC— Saif Hasnat (@saifhasnat) November 15, 2021
Pakistan’s team is preparing to play the first match of the three-match T20 series in Mirpur. Former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq was made the interim coach of the Pakistan team after Rameez Raza became the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The team went to play in the T20 World Cup under his coaching. Here the team started putting the flag of the country during the practice. In this sequence, now the team is practicing in Bangladesh with a similar flag. There is a dispute in Bangladesh these days regarding this thing.
Bangladesh cricket fans not impressed as Pakistan players carry national flag to training ground pic.twitter.com/BZrOGAqMV3— greaterjammuvirtual (@gjvirtual) November 16, 2021
When the Pakistan team practiced by putting the country’s flag in the nets in Mirpur, objections were raised on social media. One Facebook user wrote, “No country has visited Bangladesh like this before today. What does it mean to put the country’s flag on the cricket field? What message do you want to convey through this?
Pakistan Team clarificatiocontroversy
After coming into the controversy, it was told by the Pakistan Cricket Board that the team has been practicing in the same way for the last two months. However, there has been no response from the Bangladesh Cricket Board regarding this.
The coach manager of the team, Ibrahim Badiji, while talking to BBC Bangla Service told about this, it has been started by Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq to encourage the players of the team.
By the way, let us tell you that during the ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s team practiced in the same way by putting the flag of the country. The flag of the team playing the tournament or series is displayed during ICC tournaments and bilateral series. There is no restriction on waving or applying it.