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Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss

Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss

The reactions from former players to Pakistan's defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup quarterfinals was a mixed one with some of them blaming captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their failed campaign.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former players

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former players

Former cricketers on Saturday lashed out at Misbah-ul-Haq as the Pakistan captain spoke about the difficulties he was finding in selecting a right combinations in the World Cup.

Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail

Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail

Former captain Aamir Sohail predicted that Pakistan will have tough times in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players.

Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on `chucking`

Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on `chucking`

The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan`s cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years.

PCB criticised over Grant Flower`s selection

The Pakistan Cricket Board has come in for severe criticism from former players over the appointment of Zimbabwe`s Grant Flower as the national team batting coach.

The only Parsi to be in Pakistan Test squad passes away

Rusi Dinshaw, the only Parsi to have ever been selected in a Pakistan Test squad, has passed away quietly and his death in tragic circumstances has brought into sharp focus the failure of the PCB to look after its former players.

Miandad confident on Indo-Pak final in World Twenty20

Pakistan may have been humbled in their World Twenty20 opener against India but former captain Javed Miandad is confident that Mohammed Hafeez`s men will stay alive to make the final where he expects them to face off against the arch-rivals once again.

Naming Asia Cup squad and new head coach held up: Sources

Two major announcements about the new head coach and the Pakistan squad for Asia Cup were held up due to the sudden dismissal of PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf and would be reviewed by the new management committee and its Chairman, Najam Sethi at their meeting on Tuesday.

Illyas` appointment as chief selector withdrawn by PCB

Former Test player Muhammad Illyas lost his position as the Chief Selector without even having a chance to see his appointment being made public by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which instead named former skipper Aamir Sohail for the post.

Pakistan praised for thrilling run chase against Sri Lanka

Former Pakistan players Tuesday heaped praise on the national team for its thrilling run chase to grab an unlikely victory in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah.

Afridi responsible for one-run defeat against SA: Sohail

Former captain and chief selector, Aamir Sohail has lambasted senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi for being responsible for Pakistan`s stunning one-run defeat to South Africa in the first one-day international in Dubai.

Aamir Sohail not surprised by Pakistan’s defeat

Former Pakistani captain Aamir Sohail said that he was not surprised at Pakistan`s defeat by Zimbabwe in the opening one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday, saying that such problems will be repeatedly faced unless and until Pakistan strengthens and re-organises their club cricket.

Aamir Sohail shocked at Taufeeq Umar’s exclusion from Test squad

Former Pakistan cricketer Aamir Sohail has said in his blog that he is shocked at Taufeeq Umar`s omission from Pakistan`s Test squad and said that the player was an automatic choice as far as he was concerned.

Sohail says Misbah-ul-Haq best bet for captain in absence of suitable options

Former Pakistani cricket Aamir Sohail has said that Misbah-ul-Haq is clearly the best person to lead the national team, with the Pakistan Cricket Board having no other better option.

Imran Khan damaged Pakistan cricket: Aamir Sohail

In the aftermath of the crushing defeat to India, former skipper Aamir Sohail has launched a scathing attack on one of Pakistan`s greatest cricketers, Imran Khan, saying the World Cup-winning captain is responsible for the current state of sport in the country.

Latest scandal again tainted game`s image: Ex Pak players

Former Pakistan players feel that the recent spot-fixing scandal has further tarnished the image of the game of cricket and has rocked the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Not plotting move to oust Ashraf, says Sohail

Pakistan`s former captain, Aamir Sohail has reacted strongly to reports that he was engineering a move to oust Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the PCB after the Pakistan Muslim League`s victory in the general elections.

Afridi dismisses rumours of joining politics

Making it clear that he has not joined any political party, as reported by media, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said on Sunday that his focus remains doing well for the national side.

Mohsin, Sohail blame skipper Misbah for series loss against Australia

Former Pakistan captains Mohsin Khan and Aamir Sohail have questioned the team management and the captain’s competence in handling the team.

Ex-Pak cricketers express disappointment over Kaneria ban

Former Pakistan cricket legends have expressed disappointment over leg-spinner Danish Kaneria being given a life ban.