PCB chief blames uneducated players for Pakistan team’s poor performance
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1. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan claimed that uneducated players in the team are one of the reasons for Pakistan’s poor performance, while talking to the media recently in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan.
2. Khan stated, “There is no graduate player in the team right now except for Misbah-ul-Haq and the absence of educated players in the team is a primary reason for its recent downfall. In future we will do our best to induct and encourage educated players into the team and also groom the existing lot of talent.”
3. He also revealed that PCB had tightened their disciplinary rules, conducted fresh fitness tests and the cricketers are currently under supervision of military trainers before they leave for their England tour next month. Khan also cited the new disciplinary rules as the reason why Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal did not make the team.
4. PCB now plans to pay attention to its under-19 team as well, and it will revamp the selection process to be more merit-based. Further, he stated that former test player Mudassar Nazar will be coaching at the National cricket Academy in Lahore in order to supervise talent at the grassroots.
5. The organization also intends to invite Afghanistan’s cricket team as they aim to set up a full fledged regional cricket academy in Quetta to tap the raw cricket talent in the province.