Miandad unhappy with camps ahead of England tour

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Old 01-Jun-2016
Miandad unhappy with camps ahead of England tour

Javed Miandad lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday (May 31) for making players attend a number of camps ahead of the all-important tour of England. The former Pakistan batsman feels these camps could tire out the players ahead of the tour.

Pakistan are scheduled to play four Tests, five One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International against England starting in July.

"The number of days these players are attending these camps they will be tired out even before the tour begins," Miandad said. "Playing in England poses a totally different challenge and definitely our team faces a stiff challenge ahead of them in Tests and ODIs. But what is regrettable is the preparations are not right just holding camps is not the answer."

Miandad was also unhappy with Mickey Authur's, the newly appointed coach of the team, absence from the camp. "If what we are reading is true that the new coach has sent his plans to the team for implementation in the camps in his absence, then I am sorry I don't think the board is taking the coming tour seriously," he said.

Miandad felt the board shouldn't have excluded Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad from the camp. "The point is what will Pakistan cricket achieve by just discarding these players," he said. "If they have any problems it is the job of the Board and team management to handle these things. They are good players and Pakistan cricket can use their skills. Just saying on disciplinary grounds is not acceptable tell us what they have done."

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