PCB reprimand Saqlain Mushtaq for praising MS Dhoni on his Youtube channel


In the last one year, a lot of Pakistan cricket players have made their respective Youtube channels. They offer their pieces of opinions on issues surrounding cricket. Former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq isn’t an exception and also runs his Youtube channel.

Lately, he made a video on MS Dhoni’s retirement and expressed his displeasure on BCCI for not giving an ideal farewell to the former skipper. This didn’t go down too well with Pakistan Cricket Board, who now has strictly warned of him for not making any further videos on Youtube.

As per the reports, Mushtaq is a part of Pakistan Cricket Board. He is the head of the international players’ development at the High-Performance Centre, and thus he can’t upload videos on Youtube.

The PCB was not impressed by Saqlain for over the board praise of Dhoni and his obvious interference in Indian cricket affairs when he criticised the BCCI for not giving Dhoni a proper farewell match,” a well-informed source said.

Though, it didn’t happen for the first time. Due to the tense relationship between India and Pakistan, Pakistan has warned all the other coaches at the High-Performance Centre to shut down their Youtube business and not make any more videos related to cricket.

“Many of these coaches were managing their channels on YouTube but have now been told clearly that since they are employees of the board they can’t work on YouTube and secondly even while giving interviews in the media they have to first seek clear permission from the board,” the source said.

Obviously they are employed with the board and they have been told they have to either follow terms of their contract and service rules or decide what they want to do,” the source added.