Najam Sethi defends Pakistan’s Test loss to Zimbabwe

Updated: Sep 17, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Karachi: Caretaker chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has defended Pakistan`s humiliating defeat by Zimbabwe in the second Test, saying that there is nothing to worry about as the loss is a `part and parcel of the game`.

Misbah-ul-Haq `s team suffered their first loss to Zimbabwe in 15 years when they went down by 24 runs in the second and final Test at Harare.

According to The Dawn, Sethi believed that former cricketers, who wants a job in the PCB, are raising an unnecessary hue and cry about the Test defeat, adding that the national team will live up to expectations by winning their upcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Expressing his confidence in the team, Sethi also said that Pakistan has recently achieved `fine victories` during the West Indies tour and hailed Misbah and fellow veteran Younis Khan, saying that they were keeping the team together besides doing well with the bat.

Meanwhile, Sethi further said that he wanted a do a lot of things in the PCB but the court stopped him from doing so, adding that he wanted to form a new selection committee and to bring in a new chief selector.