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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that any players who don’t want to train or are unwilling to show discipline should be thrown out of the national team and denied permission to feature in any leagues.
Ramiz’s comments come after reports indicated that batsman Haris Sohail, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz and spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim were constantly giving excuses when training.
“Pakistan should get rid of those players that have issues following training, the authorities should not even allow such players to play [in] leagues because I believe that we should give points on fitness and discipline… and I believe that those players that do not care about following it should be dropped from the team, as we need to set an example,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
With head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq reportedly dissatisfied with some of the players’ lack of professionalism when it comes to training, Ramiz urged the former captain to take a tougher stance and improve his management skills.
“The problem is Misbah has not undergone the training as a seasoned coach, just like we see in foreign coaches,” he said.