Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inzamam asks PCB to devise policy

In the wake of recent controversies surrounding Pakistan cricket, Inzamam-ul-Haq advised the PCB to devise a clear cut policy.

Former Pakistan captain advised the PCB to devise a clear cut policy to avoid occurrence of such incidents in future.

Referring to Younus Khan's resignation and reports of rifts between some players, Inzamam said there should be a proper mechanism in place on how board deals with the captain and the players.

"There should be a policy that discourages people from taking emotional decisions or from unnecessary controversies being created. There should be a policy on how the board deals with the captain, players and management after every series," Inzamam said.

Inzamam, who played 120 tests and 388 one-day internationals before retiring from the game in 2007, said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had taken the correct decision by not accepting Younus Khan's resignation as captain.

"The PCB took a wise decision by not accepting it (resignation) but I think in future Younus must also realise that he shouldn't be taking such emotional decisions as it hurts the image of Pakistan cricket," he added.

Inzamam, the most capped player, said he is totally in favour of having a strong captain with authority but that's depend on how the captain uses his powers.
"Personally I feel that no captain can get positive results without having a good communication level with his players and team management.

"I would have played Misbah"

Inzamam who captained Pakistan from 2003 to 2007 with considerable success also advised Younus to have good and cordial relations with the players and the management.

Inzamam said the Pakistan team has the capability of beating New Zealand in all forms of the game in the coming series but the tour to Australia would be a litmus test for everyone.

He also hailed the decision to recall specialist openers, Salman Butt and Imran Farhat back into the team for the coming series against New Zealand.

"Salman has always been a good opener while Imran is making a comeback from the Indian Cricket League and is doing well at the domestic level. I have always believed you must have specialist openers in any form of the game," he said.

The former captain also showed his displeasure over the selectors decision to drop Misbah-ul-Haq for the New Zealand series, pointing out that he was an experienced and mature player who would be missed in the trying conditions of New Zealand.

"I would have played him because he has been playing consistently for the last two years and this was the time to make full use of his experience," he said.

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