Inzamam slams PCB on captaincy issue

“By not announcing the captain just three weeks before the World Cup, the board has split the players into Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul Haq groups,” Inzamam said.

The former batsman, who represented his country in 120 Tests and 388 ODIs including five World Cup appearances, said the PCB had created an unnecessary crisis over the captaincy issue and it will affect the team in the mega-event starting February 19 in Dhaka.

“I just don’t understand what they are trying to do. In such circumstances I don’t have much high hopes from this team in the coming tournament,” Inzamam said.

“Human beings are powerless against fate and you can never rule out a miracle from this team. But at the moment it looks to me their fate will be the same what was in 2003 and 2007,” he said.

The PCB has announced their final World Cup squad but stopped short of naming the captain, a move which did not go well with many former players including team’s chief coach Waqar Younis. While Afridi is the current OCI capatin, Misbah, who captained the side in the NZ Test series, is his deputy.

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