Pakistan Squad for World Cup Picked Based on Nepotism, Says Former Batsman Mohsin Khan

Updated: 13 January 2015 18:39 IST

Mohsin Khan, Pakistan's former head coach, fumed at the fact that names like leg-spinner Yasir Shah and pacer Sohail Khan feature in the squad and termed the selection sarcastically, “quite amazing."

Pakistan Squad for World Cup Picked Based on Nepotism, Says Former Batsman Mohsin Khan
File photo: Pakistan team celebrate during 3rd ODI vs New Zealand. © AFP

Former batsman Mohsin Hasan Khan has alleged that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors have chosen the country's World Cup squad based on nepotism, which can hamper their chances of winning the quadrennial event. (Misbah-ul-Haq to retire after World Cup 2015)

"Seeing the final squad for the World Cup, it seems personal interests were preferred over national interests which will cost the Pakistan team heavily," the former chief selector was quoted as saying by Pakistani daily The Nation. (Also read: New Zealand players warned of 'honey traps' during World Cup)

The former head coach fumed at the fact that names like leg-spinner Yasir Shah and pacer Sohail Khan feature in the squad and termed the selection sarcastically, "quite amazing". (Pakistan squad lacks balance: Abdul Qadir)

Mohsin also felt that fast bowlers Umar Gul, Junaid Khan and Mohammed Irfan were over utilised and as a result, fizzed out before the world event.

The 59-year-old regretted the fact that premier all-rounders were overlooked when most teams depended on them to deliver match-winning performances.

"All the major teams of the world mostly rely on all-rounders to deliver for the team but Pakistan, having natural gifted all-rounders in shape of Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti, didn't consider any all-rounder for the mega event," he added.

Topics : Pakistan World Cup 2015 Cricket
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