The Pakistan cricket team finds itself grappling with stringent regulations newly imposed by National team director Mohammad Hafeez during their ongoing Australia tour. Recent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have sparked discussions and raised concerns among the squad.

As per a report from a local media outlet, Mohammad Hafeez introduced rigorous guidelines, enforcing a zero-tolerance policy towards inactivity. Players caught sleeping on the ground or displaying disinterest will face a hefty $500 fine.

While aimed at fostering professionalism and focus, these rules have left some players frustrated, drawing comparisons to regulations seen in Under-16 team protocols.

Conversations among players suggest a growing dissatisfaction, especially regarding what they view as an invasion of personal space and a lack of trust.

The players seem to be grappling with the heightened restrictions and the apparent departure from the usual norms they are accustomed to.

On the other hand, defending the SOPs, Mohammad Hafeez stressed the critical nature of the tour and the importance of maintaining high standards. He urged players to avoid appearing lethargic or disengaged, particularly in public spaces.

Notably, Pakistan is currently playing the second Test against Australia in Melbourne’s iconic MCG, where they lost five wickets with 151 runs on the board.

Australia scored 318 runs in their first innings before a combined bowling efforts by Pakistan bundled them out.

Meanwhile, Pakistan lost the first Test by a massive margin of 360 runs after being bowled for a meager 89 runs in the fourth innings.

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