Retaining Malik as captain for indefinite period caused Pakistan defeat

LAHORE: Some senior players of the Pakistan cricket team did not accept by heart the Pakistan Cricket Board decision of Shoaib Malik retaining as captain for an indefinite period and this caused the national teamís humiliating defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the home series.

Think-tank of the Pakistan cricket team including coach, assistant coach and captain has revealed after a record margin defeat of 234 runs against Sri Lanka that some senior players of the team are unhappy on PCB chairman Ijaz Buttís decision of extending Shoaib Malikís captaincy to an indefinite period.

The senior players did not accept this decision which caused for Pakistanís worst defeat.

However, Shoaib Malik has secured support from wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and some junior players but other senior players are not ready to cooperate with Shoaib Malik nor they want to play with s team spirit.

Sources said that as Shoaib Malik was appointed captain for an indefinite period chances for some senior players to become captain have nearly been vanished. This is why they want to see Shoaib Malik flopped as captain.

Salman Buttís name has also been added to the names of some senior players as candidates for captaincy.

Close circles of Shoaib Malik said that the most disappointing moment for them was that when Sri Lankan batsmen were hitting Shahid Afridi for fours and Shoaib Akhtar and Afridi were laughing looking at each other.

Sources said that the captain should be appointed on series to series basis.