Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PCB does not wants to change its team

The Pakistan Cricket Board do not plan to make major changes to the team despite the debacle in the series in Australia.
Pakistan lost all three Tests, all five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 game against Australia, prompting calls for Test and ODI captain Mohammad Yousuf to be sacked and for several senior players to be dropped.
The PCB have formed a six-member panel headed by chief operating officer Wasim Bari to review reasons for the defeats, but Bari has backed the current set of players.
"We have to make do with the players we have," he said.
"What we need to do is to get the best out of them and that can be done only through proper planning and by involving the right people.
"I believe the team is capable of doing much better, but we lack proper planning.
"At the moment we just want to win on talent alone, but you can't get consistent results with such an approach."
Pakistan are set to play England in two Twenty20 Internationals later this month in Dubai and Bari has backed the team - comprising several experienced players - to do well.
"I still believe that this team has the potential to do well even against any side," he added.
Pakistan's coach during the series in Australia, Intikhab Alam, has been dropped for the forthcoming series and the PCB's under-19 coach Ijaz Ahmed named in his place.
The PCB are reportedly looking at hiring a foreign coach - Australia's Greg Chappell has been linked to the job - but Bari remains noncommittal.
"The task of the inquiry committee is not to sack somebody or the other," Bari said.
"What we want to do is to find solutions for the sake of our cricket and for our team.
"We would want to hear what the coach and captain have to say and would begin the proceedings without any preconceived ideas. We would then make decisions.
"As for hiring a coach, our job is to find the right coach. He could be from Pakistan or abroad."

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