PCB's ex-chief selector Haroon Rasheed says Waqar Younis submitted a false and unfair performance report
Public spats, criticising teammates and a divided dressing room had symbolised Pakistan cricket over the years.
Keeping the trend alive, former Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed decided that he had enough and would take no more when he cracked down heavily on Waqar Younis' scathing report on the Pakistan team's mediocre performance in the recently-concluded ICC World T20 by describing the statements made by the former head coach as ‘false’ and ‘unfair’.
The legendary pacer, after Pakistan’s dismal performance in the Cup, submitted a strongly and detailed report the PCB.
Later, Waqar also told the media that despite being the coach, the selection of the team for the World T20 was made without his notice. The former head coach also criticised Rasheed in his report for making too many changes in the team rather than sticking to his decision for some time in a bid to develop the team.
Reacting to the accusation made by the former coach, Rasheed labeled him as ‘indecisive.’
He also said that Waqar did not stick to his words and kept changing his stance every now and then during and after team meetings.
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Days after submitting the report, Younis chose to resign as head coach of Pakistan.
He said that the leak of his confidential report after the team's World T20 exit coupled with the PCB's failure to implement his recommendations after the 2015 World Cup made him take the decision and prompted him to end his tenure three months before his contract expires.
Following his resignation, the PCB, apparently acting on his report, disbanded Rasheed's selection committee.
Rasheed believes that the decision was taken under the influence of a ‘false report’ and was absolutely unfair. He also alleged that the PCB had treated the committee as a scapegoat for the Pakistan team's disappointing show.
Pakistan crashed out of the ICC World T20 after suffering three consecutive defeats against India, New Zealand, and Australia in the group stages.