Akram not happy with PCB banning Yousuf and Younus

The PCB, on recommendation of an enquiry committee, took disciplinary action against seven players who were part of the disastrous Australia tour.

"I agree Yousuf was the skipper, but if it is a question of indiscipline, the entire team management is at fault. And that means, the coach and manager are equally responsible. Why haven't they been punished? Did the coach and the manager go on a holiday?" Akram said.

"You can't stop a player's livelihood on charges of indiscipline. It is a ridiculous thing to do. Stiff fines would have been in order and I am sure players will challenge their bans," Akram told ESPNStarsports.com.

Akram was part of the inquiry committee that investigated into Pakistan's poor performance Down Under and recommended punishments but the former paceman did not attend any of the meetings due to personal reasons.

"I was supposed to be on that committee to probe what went wrong in Australia and New Zealand. I could not attend the meetings as I was busy. Now I think I am lucky that I wasn't part of this mess," said former speedster, who is now the bowling coach of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.

Akram said the biggest problem with the Pakistan team was that too many players want to become captain. "We have lost in Australia and New Zealand many times and we were certainly not saints. But we never behaved like this team. This team just doesn't want to win.

"How can there be team spirit? I am not surprised that the players are fighting among themselves," Akram said. The pace legend also slammed Afridi for his ball-tampering antics and said, "It was a silly thing to do and especially when you are leading the team. Yes, he was under pressure to win, but no one loves a cricketer who adopts unfair means."

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