According to ARY News, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a three member committee to probe Pakistan’s humiliating loss at the hands of India in the opening match of the Champions Trophy on June 4.
Former Test cricketer Mudassar Nazar, Chief Operating Officer of PCB Subhan Ahmed and former Test cricketer Haroon Rasheed are members of the committee. According to the ARY report, “the committee would interrogate from the players as to what led to such a dismal performance against India. Then the committee would submit a comprehensive report to the PCB in the light of the investigation.”
Continuing its winning streak over Pakistan in the World Cup tournaments, India registered an emphatic victory over Pakistan in the first match of the Champions Trophy being played in England. India thrashed Pakistan by a huge 124 runs in a match where Pakistan was never seen performing. Post match stats tell only three Pakistani players could last more than 20 balls and the whole team was back to pavilion in just 34 overs in response to the revised target of 289 runs in 41 overs in a rain-affected match.
With this absolute victory, India retained its upper hand over Pakistan – 11 matches in a row in the World Cup and World Twenty20 tournaments. As expected, Pakistan’s defeat at the hands of its arch rival India was described as ‘shameful’ in Pakistan and its media is demanding a complete overhaul of cricket in Pakistan.
Its World Cup winning captain turned politician Imran Khan said that “it was painful to watch Pak being thrashed by India without putting up a fight” and demanded a “total revamp of Pak cricket structure”. Shoaib Akhtar echoed Imran’s words. He said “though the results were disappointing, now it’s time to revamp the structure for domestic cricket and the cricket board if we want to improve.” Former Pakistani captain Aamir Sohail blamed coaches for wasting Pakistani talent and taking Pakistani cricket to this low while Javed Miandad rued about poor cricketing infrastructure in Pakistan.