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Waqar Younis reveals shocking truth about Pakistan players in scathing report to PCB

The former pacer revealed that some players in the squad were not ready to co-operate with the coaching staff.

Waqar Younis reveals shocking truth about Pakistan players in scathing report to PCB

New Delhi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Monday submitted a damning report  to PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan about his team's abject display in the last few months.

The former pacer revealed that some players in the squad were not ready to co-operate with the coaching staff.

"Waqar has given a damning report on the team players and has said that most of the players were not able to implement the game plan given to them by the coach," a source told PTI.

"Waqar has specifically pinpointed that some of the players are just not willing to work hard enough or cooperate with the coaching staff by executing the suggestions given to them," he added.

Shahid Afridi's inability to be an effective leader too was highlighted by Younis in the report.

"Waqar has also questioned the captaincy skills of Shahid Afridi and some of his decisions. In totality, the head coach is clearly not happy with the way the players have responded or shown improvement in their game."

This report was then sent to a fact-finding committee by the PCB chairman.

"Waqar has submitted a complete report on his two-year tenure and the chairman has sent the report to the fact-finding committee for its observations," the source said.

The fact-finding committee convenes in Lahore from Tuesday for a three-day period.

The committee, which includes Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan, has been given the mandate by the board to meet and talk to the captain, coach, manager and senior players of the national team.

The committee will also study the reports of the captain, coach and manager, and then take further action.

The source said that Waqar has made some recommendations to the PCB chairman and told him in clear terms that some drastic decisions needed to be taken to bring about improvements in the Pakistan team including axing of some senior players.

"Waqar is himself hugely disappointed at the way his two-year tenure has gone and has also spoken about the way the national selectors coordinated with him in selection matters," the source informed.

He also disclosed that Waqar had complained about the way the chief selector Haroon Rasheed had ignored his advice on many occasions and made selections after consulting Afridi.

The Pakistan team has come under fire after losing ODI and T20 series to England and New Zealand and then faring poorly in the Asia T20 Cup and the World T20.

Pakistan were knocked out of the World T20 after failing to qualify for the semi-finals as they lost three out of their four group matches.

Afridi, meanwhile, made a quiet return to Karachi after staying in Dubai for a few days.

"Shahid is also due to leave for Lahore tomorrow (Tuesday) to appear before the fact-finding committee," another source said.

"Shahid is aware that his days as Pakistan captain are over but he is trying to extend his international career by being available only as a player. But Waqar has included his name among the senior players he believes need to be sidelined from the team," he added. 

(With PTI inputs)

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