Younis, Intikhab at loggerheads: Reports

Updated: 08 June 2009 09:48 IST

Pakistan team is battling infighting in the team with reports claiming that captain Younis Khan and coach Intikhab Alam no longer see eye to eye.

Younis, Intikhab at loggerheads: Reports
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Karachi:

Its Twenty20 World Cup campaign in disarray after the loss to England, the Pakistan cricket team is also battling infighting in the team with reports claiming that captain Younis Khan and coach Intikhab Alam no longer see eye to eye.

The defeat to England means Pakistan has to beat The Netherlands by at least 25 runs to qualify for the super eight stage of the event in England.

Adding Pakistan's woes are increasing signs of problems within the team. The 'News' reported that Younis and Intikhab were at loggerheads over issues related to team composition.

The report said both had given different statements on team composition and strategy at least twice during the event.

Sources in the team confirmed to PTI that Younis was unhappy with Intikhab's "outdated" style of coaching.

"There are problems in the side because Younis does not see eye to eye with either Intikhab or assistant coach Aaqib Javed who played an instrumental role in the ouster of Shoaib Malik as captain in February," one source said.

The source said Younis and Intikhab hardly speak to each other.

Topics : Cricket Younis Khan Ijaz Butt
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