PCB unveils inquiry report on Australian tour
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inquiry committee report regarding teamís poor performance in Australia has been unveiled which reveals that match fixing, oath taking of players on the Holy Quran against Younis Khan, chit chat with girls at boundary line and disputes among the players.
According to report, Pakistan former captain Muhammad Yousuf called six players to his room and forced them to take an oath on the Holy Quran that they would not accept Younis Khan as captain.
The inquiry committee recommendations led to the board banning Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved and fining Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal.
The inquiry report also said that former Test bowler, Aaqib Javed who was sacked as assistant manager after the tours had told the inquiry committee that Younis Khan was not liked by anyone in the team when he was captain.
"Younis was not liked by any player and they were at least six players who were vocal against him. Younis was an arrogant captain who didn''t listen to anyone," Aaqib told the inquiry committee.
The former pacer is also claimed to have told the committee that Younis, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi were the main troublemakers in the team.
Other excerpts of the report said that pacer Rana Naved had told the inquiry committee that there were players in the Indian Premier League who had links with bookmakers.
Former Pakitan coach Intikhab Alam has said some of the national team players behaved as if they were "mentally retarded" during a woeful tour of Australia.
Alam told the committee that some of the players did not understand how to conduct themselves when representing the country.
The former coach also pointed fingers at Shoaib Malik as "someone with a negative attitude and active in intrigues in the team."