Newly elected PCB chief says Pak losing Test series against Lanka is not a 'disaster'
Newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar M. Khan has said that he does not think that Pakistan losing the Test series against Sri Lanka is a disaster.
Wile sending mixed signals to the Pakistan team management in Sri Lanka on Monday; Khan endorsed the decision of his predecessor Najam Sethi of retaining Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq for World Cup 2015.
Khan said that his first priority is to bring continuity and stability in the PCB and he does not think losing a Test series to Sri Lanka is a disaster or there is need to make wholesale changes in that backdrop, The Dawn reported.
Khan, who was elected unopposed as PCB chief on Monday for a tenure of three years, also said that he thinks at this time one cannot find a more perfect man to lead Pakistan than Haq. He added that Haq would continue as captain till World Cup-2015.
He also said that he is sending a message to both Haq and coach not to lose too much sleep over losing the Test series in Sri Lanka and try to bring improvement in team's performance for the upcoming ODI series.
Khan added that Pakistan should not lose heart as Sri Lanka is a strong team, which has not only defeated England but also won the Asia Cup early this year.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)