Pakistan Cricket Board To Investigate Poor Performance In South Africa

The Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct an investigation to find out the reasons for the poor performance of the national team in the last three trials against South Africa, said Ehsan Mani, the chairman.

Pakistan suffered a 3-0 defeat to South Africa in the Test Series and Mani said the latest results were disappointing and the cricket fans were understandably upset about the test.

Mani told media in Islamabad that after the tour to South Africa, the PCB would receive an investigation into the team’s poor performance.

“Undoubtedly, everyone is disappointed with the way our team in South Africa has played the test series and we will do our best to find out the causes of the defeat through a thorough investigation,” Mani said.

Pakistan were whitewashed by the South Africans and before that they lost three friendly matches in the UAE with three games.

A well-informed source on the board told the PTI that Mani had already talked to the head of the cricket committee, Mohsin Khan, and asked him to meet with his committee members and report on what went wrong in the test bouts.

The cricket committee also includes former captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq and former skipper of the national team of women, Urooj Mumtaz.

Although the Cricket Committee can only make recommendations and suggestions to the Chairman, the source said that they had closely monitored the performance of the Pakistani team and had some reservations about some choices and other issues.

Pakistan recovered in the first game of the five-man one-day international series and won on Saturday with five wickets.

Mani also said that the PCB paid a lot of attention to the national women’s team and provided more facilities and structures for women’s barbecue.

He said that efforts were being made to encourage more girls to take up the game and also bring new players into the national side.

He also made it clear that national sports associations need to understand that sport can not be financed from state resources, and that these associations must also get sponsors from large companies and banks and build their resources.

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