"In True Islam"

Pakistani Cricket in Trouble

Cricinfo has got a few words from Inzamam:

"This game is about more than winning and losing," he told Cricinfo, "it's about respect and countries come first. If someone says to me you are a cheat and Pakistan is doing wrong things, my first priority is to my country."

I understand his point but he expressed it in the wrong manner. Again, following the rules of cricket, he might get punished quite hard:

Inzamam-ul-Haq has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute along with changing the condition of the ball and, if found guilty, faces a ban of up to eight ODIs or four Tests.

The World Cup is just over six months away. This will destroy the rhythm of the team. The PCB should act now and put Younis or Yousuf as the captain. Inzi can keep on playing.

It'll be better to lose Inzi, the batsman, in a few weeks or months than Inzi, the batsman + captain.

There is only one way that the Pakistani team can lift its head high: Destroy England in the ODI series.

Osman Samiuddin, the Pakistan editor of Cricinfo, provides the best take on the whole mess. It's ugly.


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