Upon the Pakistan cricket team’s arrival at Sydney Airport for the upcoming red-ball series against Australia, their reception turned into an embarrassing episode due to reported incidents of mistreatment.
Reports indicate an incident involving the failure to transfer a player’s luggage from Sydney’s international terminal to the local terminal.
Photographs depict national players personally loading their heavy luggage onto a truck. Players such as Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, and the coaching staff are seen taking on the task of loading the baggage themselves.
Players criticized the insufficient arrangements made by Team Manager Naveed Akram Cheema, with both Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Liaison Officer expressing dissatisfaction over the perceived lack of arrangements for the Pakistan team.
Allegedly, the team manager did not secure support staff for handling the team’s luggage. Despite accusations, the National Team spokesperson denied any wrongdoing, stating that all necessary arrangements were in place for the Pakistan team. Notably, upon observing Mohammad Rizwan, all players reportedly took it upon themselves to load their luggage onto the truck.