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Shoaib Mohammad blows whistle on PCB's working

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Former Mohammad on Thursday alleged Board, under its ex-Najam Sethi, of denting his track record.

Shoaib, who was appointed as Pakistan's fielding during 2014-15, was removed after a short span of time.

"I was given fielding role in 2014-15 on a short notice and I did quite well. However, out of nowhere, I was removed from the role which was surprising for me. I don't have any clue what was thinking which made me extremely angry. He dented my track record," said, according to Express Tribune.

"Whenever the board is desperate to find a neutral member for a selection committee, they get in touch with me. Every time, I've been given this role in these situations," he added.

Recalling his team selection for 2009 World T20, which won by 8 wickets in the finals against Sri Lanka, said although the team succeeded, it was disappointing that the selection committee was dissolved soon after.

"went to while went to for personal work. Me and Younis selected the team for the World T20. They went on to win the whole tournament but just after a week of Pakistan's victory, our selection committee was dissolved," he said.

Meanwhile, when asked about the current Pakistan line-up, Shoaib said, "Overall standard of batting in Pakistan on a good wicket is reasonably well but it not often that you get your desired wicket. In my assessment, our team lacks how to play on difficult wickets. They don't know how to bat session by session and what strokes to play. Apart from a few, there are not enough big name in foreign coaches who can correct these mistakes."

"I don't rate him (Mickey Arthur). Apart from winning and losing, there were numerous times, I saw a lack of guidance and authority. He should have told the players how to play on difficult wickets," he added on Head Mickey Arthur's work so far with Pakistan team.

Currently, Pakistan are playing their third and final Test against New Zealand, which is also the decider as the former equalised the series by an innings and 16 runs in the second Test match at

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:55 IST
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