Probe committee puts off proceedings

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  1. Omar
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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
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    Probe committee puts off proceedings

    LAHORE: The probe committee formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to investigate the causes behind Pakistan team’s total flop in Australia on Saturday, for no solid reason — after its working on the second consecutive day — delayed its proceedings until the national team’s return from Dubai.

    “The committee continued its proceedings for the second day today at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The meeting started at 10:30 in the morning, featuring Wasim Bari, Wazir Ali Khoja, Yawar Saeed, Zakir Khan and Tafazzul Rizvi. Wasim Akram could not attend the meeting due to personal reasons.

    “Mohammad Yousuf, Intikhab Alam, Salman Butt, Shoaib Malik and Aaqib Javed appeared before the committee today, recorded their statements and replied to the committee queries,” a PCB media release said on Saturday.

    The next meeting of the committee will be held after Pakistan team’s return from Dubai, the release added.

    As all the important players of the national team and its management, who toured Australia, have recorded their statements before the committee, delaying the proceedings till the return of the team from Dubai seems inexplicable.

    It indicates either the committee believed by that time the fans’ fury would have come down, or it wanted the boys to perform well in Dubai to get themselves free from any grilling on their return home.

    A PCB spokesman, when contacted, failed to give any solid reason behind deferring the proceedings.

    “It may have been done because one of the [committee] members, Yawar Saeed, is accompanying the team as manager for the tour of Dubai,” the spokesman said.

    However, the committee has made one ‘achievement’: it ordered both Mohammad Yousuf and Malik not to give any press statements against each other.

    Both Yousuf and Malik, however, levelled serious allegations against each other during their appearance before the committee.

    All-rounder Shahid Afridi, manager of the team (in Australia series) Abdul Raqeeb, Kamran Akmal, his younger brother Umar, Younis Khan and Dr Faisal had already appeared before the committee on Friday.

    Pakistan faced a whitewash in Australia, losing all the international matches on the tour — three Tests, five ODIs and the one-off Twenty20 International.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect...icket-chiefs-analyse-australia-disaster-ts-06
     
  2. Nadeem
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    Nadeem Emerging Player

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    I'm really looking forward to what action will be taken, even though I won't be suprised nothing is done considering Bari's on the committee
     
  3. Disco Lemonade
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    they should have completed the probe and be done with it before the t20 world cup. we should get rid of the pests as soon as possible, choose a t20 team and send them to a camp so they can gel in together.
     
  4. Disco Lemonade
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    We wont be needing Yousuf in t20's anyway so he's not a problem, Malik is a useful t20 player but we can do just well without him aswell. Put a heavy fine on Akmal brothers and select a team leaving out Yousuf, Younis and Malik with Afridi as captain. Make Rashid/Ijaz coach, we have a great chance of retaining the t20 world cup, dont want to mess it up due to team politics.
     
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    If the minutes of these proceedings ever become public then it'll make for interesting reading. I don't expect any real actions to be taken by this committee, why change the habit of a lifetime.
     

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