Senior players leak information: Intikhab Alam

Updated: 06 July 2011 13:53 IST

Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has accused some senior players of leaking sensitive information to the media.

Senior players leak information: Intikhab Alam

Karachi:

Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has accused some senior players of leaking sensitive information to the media.

Naming former captain Shahid Afridi, Intikhab said in a television interview that such players also interfered in management matters.

"The biggest problem I have faced is that some players try to interfere in management issues; when that happens then problems occur," said the former Test cricketer.

"Everyone needs to know what his role is in the team," he said.

"Another big problem is that some players leak out information to the media about team meetings and happenings which are not meant for public consumption. That leads to misunderstandings and problems, and these things are damaging to the team," stressed Intikhab, who has been Pakistan's coach and manager for a long time.

"There were times when 15 minutes after a team meeting, television channels were running tickers about things that happened or were discussed in the meeting," he claimed.

"This is a big problem in the team. There is a need for these players to sit down and discuss everything including reservations with the management.

"These things have damaged Pakistan cricket and are not good for our image."

Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had a bitter dispute with Afridi after the star allrounder accused the board of treating him badly.

The PCB suspended Afridi's central contract and revoked his No Objection Certificates to play abroad.

In reply, Afridi filed a petition against the PCB in the Sindh High Court but the matter was finally settled out of court.

Afridi was slapped with a fine of Rs.4.5 million rupees but got his NOC restored.

Topics : Cricket Mohammad Asif Stuart Broad Zulqarnain Haider Zaheer Abbas Shahid Afridi
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