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Shoaib Akhtar Criticizes Pakistan Cricket Board for its Policies

By Bet Barter

January 6, 2021

Shoaib Akhtar, former Pakistani pacer, has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for its policies of managing the national team. His criticism has come after another day of terrible results in the New Zealand Test Series.

Led by Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan has faced an innings loss and a 0-2 whitewash in Christchurch. They had lost the first Test match at the Bay Oval as well. In the second test, Kane Williamson (239) and Henry Nicholls (157) had piled up the third-highest score in Test cricket for New Zealand.

The duo has shared a historic 369-run-stand for the 4th wicket. And, as if this wasn't enough, New Zealand’s all-rounder Daryll Mitchell has scored his maiden Test century as his side finished 6/659.

Pakistan had lost all its wickets after scoring 186 runs in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test. During the first innings, the Pakistan team had scored 297 runs.

Shoaib Akhtar reacted to PCB’s policies

Shoaib Akhtar has reacted at the failure of Pakistan. The team is playing 'school level cricket' at present, expressed the former cricketer. Akhtar believes that PCB's is the fact that the organization continuously encourages medium-level cricketers to play in the national team.

According to Shoaib Akhtar, the policies implemented by the Pakistan Cricket Board are seeing them get what they have sowed. Bringing average players in the team is making the national team average. And these average players will obviously give an average or below-average performance in the international matches. Akhtar does not see any great performance by the Pakistan team in the future if the board does not change its policies.

The "Rawalpindi Express" further stated that the Pakistan team's condition will expose whenever they will play Test cricket. The management has made the Pakistani players school-level cricketers. He has asked PCB when they will change the management as now they are again thinking to change it.

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