LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executives Wednesday showed national team captain Misbahul Haq their powers by refusing him main entry to the Gaddafi Stadium for the potential security fears.

Talking to media, PCB GM Security Col (r) Azam said: “According to the PCB security SOP, no player is allowed the main gate entry to the Gaddafi Stadium instead they are directed to park their cars in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and from there, they have an easy access to not only Gaddafi Stadium but also to the cricket academy.”

“Cricketers are our national hero and we cannot insult them. But they are not allowed to park their cars in Gaddafi Stadium and they are already informed about it,” he added.  But the sources disclosed that Misbah wasn’t informed about it and a bemused captain mentioned the same to the security guards that why any responsible PCB official didn’t bother to convey the security plan to the players in advance.

They also said that soon after this incident, Zakir Khan immediately went to the camp and not only guided the players about the new security SOP but also barred them to utter a single word about this matter in media.

“A day earlier, Misbah heavily criticises the musical chair game in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saying that Pakistan cricket doesn’t have as many Test players as chairmen. He was also vocal against team as well as the board management who were not supporting the players during the team’s camp and were busy in showing allegiance to the changing chiefs of cricket board,” the sources said.

It looks like his talk doesn’t bode well with the immovable executives of the board and they showed their power to the captain when the PCB chair was hanging in the air.

It seems that the PCB’s top brass feels potential security threats from star players that’s why they have been banned main gate entry. On other hand, the PCB chairman, chief operating officer and other directors are allowed to park anywhere at their will who ridiculously enjoy lavish posts for which they are paid from the players’ earnings.