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Chop and change policy hurting Pak cricket: Akram

Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said the frequent dropping of players instead of disciplining or managing them was hurting Pakistan cricket.

The pacer, who along with former India captain Dilip vengsarkar participated in an interactive event at a school here, said he was yet to be approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take up coaching of the Pakistan team. 

“Whenever the team doesn’t do well, we sack the players. How come we drop Umar Akmal, how can we drop Ahmed Shehzad? They are young guys and the PCB has invested in these boys for the last 10 years,” said Akram.

The duo was dropped for Pakistan’s tour to Bangladesh allegedly due to indiscipline during the World Cup. “But why do they get dropped? Reason – indiscipline. As a coach my job is to discipline them, to manage them, and not to drop them. That’s why Pakistan cricket is suffering,” said Akram. 


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