Former Pakistan captain questions Inzamam’s presence in England

Intikhab Alam is surprised to see the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) allowed Inzamam-ul-Haq to go to England.

Former Pakistan captain questions Inzamam's presence in England
Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam isn’t too happy with selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s presence in England and he questioned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for allowing him to stay in England at its expense.

Intikhab told the Dawn on Wednesday: “Once the selection committee has selected the team, the captain and coach take over to select the playing 11 and decide on the tour matters. So what is the role of Inzamam-ul-Haq there and why has the PCB allowed him to go on official visit and interfere.”

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Pakistan are stuck in a complicated situation in the World Cup as their chances are getting slimmer to get a place in the top-four. They just won only one game out of the five games they played and Alam blames the team management for such a horrible show.

“It seems that the team management has totally failed to make a comprehensive plan for the World Cup. They should have a solid strategy against each team, complete knowledge about the kind of pitches in the mega event, the weather conditions and weaknesses and strengths of their rivals. Sadly, none of that has been on display and the performance of the Pakistan team so far shows that no comprehensive game-plan was ever in place.”

Alam also questioned Pakistan players’ discipline as they were spotted at a shisha cafe late at night before the game against India.

“It is wrong as the players are on their national duty and there must be a discipline to be followed strictly. Though the PCB claimed that the event happened two days before the crucial match against India, even then no one can justify the late stay of the players in a cafe as there are certain timings to be observed.”

“The players could have their dinner at any hotel maximum by 11 p.m. not beyond that. The PCB should hold an inquiry to penalise the players involved,” he concluded.

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