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Karachi—The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should involve ex-cricketers in its administrative affairs, former captain Javed Miandad said on Thursday.
“Otherwise, the Pakistan cricket team will keep putting up disastrous displays on the field,” Miandad told media persons, adding that the main reason for Pakistan’s failure in ODI cricket was due to poor domestic structure.
He said the “structural development can only be guaranteed when it’s being supervised by former cricketers”.
Pakistan faced a 169-run defeat against England on Tuesday after getting spanked for a record-breaking 444-run total by the host in the third ODI of the on-going five-match series between the two sides.
Azhar Ali and company failed to contain the England batsmen from piling up a big total and later could not put up a decent fight in their second innings chase.
Miandad also questioned Azhar’s credibility as the Pakistan skipper. “How can players, whose place in the side is debatable, can be the captain?” he said.
According to reports, PCB has been considering removing Azhar Ali from captaincy after the national team’s cringe worthy performance in the ongoing ODI series against England.
England beat Pakistan by 44 runs in the first ODI while Pakistan lost to England by four wickets in the second ODI. In the third ODI Pakistan suffered an embarrassing 169-run defeat, losing the five match series 0 – 3.
The defeat drew criticism from various former greats, including Wasim Akram who termed the team’s performance as ‘embarrassing’.
“They outplayed us in every department of the game. Our performance wasn’t just below average, it was poor. Our fielding was pathetic,” Wasim told Geo News after the third ODI.
He also called upon the PCB to review complete setup of the national side including the captaincy.
Miandad, who had previously been associated with the board as its director general, said the PCB have failed to find the right replacement for Misbah-ul-Haq, who continues to lead the side in Tests.—AFP