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CrickFreak

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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2015, 03:24:31 PM »

Pakistani cricketers integrity is questionable. I remember this one guy who ran away from Dubai to UK in middle of an international series. Never heard what happended to him after that and why he ran away.
I think to clean up Pak cricket, they need to set an example by banning such players for life so that others dont even think of doing something similar in future.
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »

This is a non-issue now. They've ironed out their differences.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1017594/amir-breaks-down-after-meeting-hafeez-in-camp/
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2015, 03:44:45 PM »

Pakistani cricketers integrity is questionable. I remember this one guy who ran away from Dubai to UK in middle of an international series. Never heard what happended to him after that and why he ran away.
I think to clean up Pak cricket, they need to set an example by banning such players for life so that others dont even think of doing something similar in future.

To clean up Pakistan cricket they need strong, clean leaders who inspire the younger guys to perform...oh wait, that's exactly what Misbah and Younis Khan have been doing for the last 5 years
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2015, 04:18:20 PM »

@Cover_Drive Wouldn't you agree that all of this could have been handled a lot better? I mean it's not the first time they have been embarrassed (Younis Khan issue). I said becoming a laughing stock as if the PCB don't start ironing things out and ensuring they have covered all bases prior to making decisions, then they will be a laughing stock.

PCB, have overlooked issues and concerns of drafting Amir into the squad and now facing backlash

@StillNotOut I do agree with your last sentence. I think what PCB lacked in this case was that when players first began opposing Mohammad Amir, PCB should have consulted with players and gathered them before just inviting Mohammad Amir to the camp.

Honestly, in Younis Khan's issue, it was more of players fault as he is nothing but a blunt speaker who talks a bit too much (unnecessarily).
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2015, 07:38:21 PM »

I think the stance of the players is spot on. what he did he caused a stain on his country as well as the sport of cricket. I'm all for forgiving, you just cannot expect people to forget what they did.
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2015, 08:39:26 PM »

When they were smashing us in the UAE I didn't think they were a laughingstock.
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2015, 08:47:44 PM »

Agree with Buzz. They could be one of, if not the, best sides in the world. It will be a good day when matches can be held back on their home soil. Sport is a business and temptation is large for everyone... reports are now saying Russia might not be at Rio. Some are too quick to judge. Pakistan play a very important part in world cricket and it is critical to maintain this!
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2015, 08:55:25 PM »

I don't doubt the ability of Pakistan cricket team. It's more to do with the way PCB handle a lot of the issues that concern the team.

I guess my title is incorrect and should read PCB rather than Pakistan @buzz @thegowerwaft


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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2015, 09:04:35 PM »

Got it. Not to be too sentimental, but I think cricket means more in a country like Pakistan than we can imagine in the likes of England, Aus, etc. It is a unifying purpose and the pressures on selectors and boards can never be underestimated. To not be able to play at Lords, the MCG or Cape Town for security reasons would bring such great domestic pressures the majority could not understand. this is the everyday reality for the PCB. Pakistan's board are not simply able to select a team, they are having to act in a diplomatic capacity. This should never be underestimated. It is hard enough to pick a team without this demanding subtext. Pakistan need time and the cricket communities' support. PCB are doing a very difficult job and I for one do not envy their task.
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Re: Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock?
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2015, 01:29:05 AM »

I applaud Hafeez and Azhar for standing up to what they think is correct. PCB should have done a better job of managing this problem even before it got played out in media/public.

Amir's second chance might be up for a debate, but if the current players have a problem with him in the line up then PCB/selectors need to address it. If the playing eleven can't trust each other then the game is lost even before they get on the field. Even if the players accept Amir, media is going to keep a watchful eye and probably scrutinize his every single move - catches, wides, no-balls etc. It's not going to be easy ....

Are Pakistan becoming a laughing stock ? => Not really ....
Are PCB & ex-players becoming a laughing stock? => Absolutely. Ex-players swearing at each other on live television is purely unprofessional. PCB should have done a better job of managing the induction of tainted trio into the squad.

http://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/rameez-raja-mohammad-yousuf-involved-disgraceful-fight-television-show

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