Important decisions will be made on team’s return, says PCB chief Shaharyar Khan
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that important decisions will have to be made on the return of the team.
About Pakistan team’s dismal performance against Bangladesh which led to the whitewash in the ODI series, he says, “We will not be pressing any panic buttons but will wait for the tour’s end before engaging in a thorough review of all factors.”
“Like all cricket fans in Pakistan, I am deeply disappointed at the ODI whitewash in Bangladesh. We are playing a highly proficient Bangladesh team that has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Yet such a display was unanticipated. We shall not be pressing any panic buttons but will wait for the tour’s end before engaging in a thorough review of all factors,” he said.
The PCB chief said: “As Misbah has said, this is a new and young team which will take time to improve. Despite the losses, there have been some encouraging performances, notably by captain Azhar Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim and Sami Aslam.”
He said that they need specially to evaluate fitness and fielding issues and also the mental strength of the players.
“We remain high on the ICC’s Test and Twenty20 I ladders but need to improve our ODI rating. I am sure given time this young team will show results,” he maintained.