PCB chief Shaharyar bins resignation rumours


Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday said he was not considering stepping down from his position in wake of the national team’s dismal performance in the World Twenty20 tournament.
In a hurriedly convened press conference, Shaharyar, 82, rubbished media reports that he was resigning from the office.
“There is no truth in rumours that I am considering stepping down,” Shaharyar told reporters outside the PCB office at Gaddafi Stadium.
Shaharyar, who is heading the PCB for the second time, said that he had received the enquiry report of the team’s poor show in Asia Cup T20 and World T20 and will only be able to comment after examining it.
Pakistan were knocked out of the World T20 tournament after losing three of its four group matches, including a loss to rival India.
Team manager Intikhab Alam, in his assessment, termed Shahid Afridi a ‘clueless’ captain in the wake of the team’s early exit from the tournament.
In the Asia Cup T20, too, Pakistan only managed to secure victories against the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka, while losing comprehensively to arch-rivals India and Bangladesh.
Alam, who was the manager of the team when Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup, also questioned the mental alertness of the Pakistan players and said they lacked physical fitness.


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