Pakistan Cricket Board to Investigate Poor Test Series Show in South Africa
Following the recently-concluded three-match Test series between hosts South Africa and visitors Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to inquest what has gone wrong in the team which eventually led to the whitewash of Sarfraz Ahmed-led side.
The PCB chairman Ehsan Mani on Sunday (January 20) briefed the media persons in Islamabad; Mani reiterated that would conduct an extensive inquiry. He added they are looking forward to setting up a committee to look at the matter which held back Pakistan in the Southern Hemisphere.
He added the committee will look into the matter following the South Africa tour.
“We will do our best to find out the causes of defeat by holding an in-depth inquiry,” Mani told AFP.
Test whitewash left many dejected: Mani
Moreover, Mani, who replaced veteran Najam Sethi as PCB’s chairman reiterate the results of the traditional format disappointed one and all.
“No doubt everyone is disappointed with the way our team played in the Test series in South Africa,” Mani said.
Besides, Pakistani media reported Mani has been in touch with Mohsin Khan, to prepare a full-fledged report. The former cricketer Mohsin is serving as the chief of the cricket committee.
Interestingly, the cricket committee is comprised of former Pakistan skippers, Wasim Akram and Misbah-Ul-Haq, in particular.
However, it gets important that committee’s suggestion would only come out as recommendations. Furthermore, the cricket committee had qualms over the selection procedure.
In addition to, the dejected took to social media platforms to vent their anger. Many believe that Sarfraz should be scrapped as a skipper.
Owing to a wretched run against the Proteas led by Faf du Plessis, Pakistan managed only once to go past the 200-run mark in six innings.
A glimmer of hope:
With a kick off of the five-match One-day International series at Port Elizabeth, Pakistan clinched the first game by five wickets. The Men in Green rode on the fine half-centuries from Imam-ul-Haq and senior campaigner Mohammad Hafeez.
Mani wants to improve women cricket:
Mani, who believes corporate sectors plays a crucial role in sports, signs off by saying they are trying their best to improve the women’s cricket. He added the infrastructure, resources play a vital role in terms of the opportunities. He believes it would encourage the talented crop of players to represent Pakistan at the highest level.
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