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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal believes that the national team “will continue to suffer” if the current coaching staff aren’t “thrown out”.
Akmal’s comments come after Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.
Following the tournament, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the coaching staff as reports indicate that head coach Mickey Arthur and the rest of the support staff will be sacked.
In regards to the national selectors, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has already announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the month.
“Pakistan could have easily played the semi-finals,” Akmal, who last played for Pakistan in April 2017, told The Nation. “The matter of the fact is that the chief selector, coaches and team management considered them above everything, which is the core issue and where the PCB needs to pay attention. Unless these high-flying officials are not thrown out, Pakistan cricket will continue to suffer. [Only] blaming the skipper or players is not a solution to our problems.
“Such pathetic and ordinary results in mega events won’t satisfy the masses. Now the chief selector has decided not to renew his contract and others must follow. Rather than waiting for coaching staff to resign, the PCB must take action and send them home.”