Former captain Wasim Akram threw his weight behind one-time pace partner Waqar Younis over controversy surrounding a leaked report presented to the national board by the Pakistan head coach.
Waqar fired a stinging volley at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after details of his ‘confidential’ report from Tuesday’s meeting in Lahore were leaked to the media.
In a press conference outside the Gaddafi Stadium, a fired-up Waqar went as far saying that there “was more politics in Pakistan cricket than the parliament.”
Wasim, who once shared the new-ball with Waqar for Pakistan, was of the opinion that people at the helm of the country’s cricket lacked the passion and desire to do well.
“First of all I would put people who have passion, who want to do well for the country and who can keep a secret a secret,” said Akram on Thursday to cricket australia website when asked what he would have done as a top cricket administrator in Pakistan.
“That’s the start,” the 49-year-old added.
The former left-arm quick slammed the authorities for being irresponsible and letting a private report go public in no time.
“The Pakistan coach … supposedly has given a confidential report (to the PCB) on the state of Pakistan, on the state of affairs and cricketers … (but) it was out (in the public) the next day,” said Akram.
He believed that the practices in the PCB were impacting the players who represent Pakistan on the field.
“If the top level have a mentality like this, leaking news like this, imagine what the players go through,” said the former great.
“You can’t have people in cricket boards who will leak confidential reports in the matter of a day, maybe three hours,” he added.
“That shows the trust nobody has. Not everyone on the (PCB) but certain people I don’t think want Pakistan cricket to do well.”