Haroon Rasheed lambasts Waqar’s `false` report on World T20

Karachi : Former Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed has hit back at Waqar Younis’ scathing report on the team’s dismal performance in the recently-concluded World T20, describing the statements made by the former head coach as `false`.

Former pace spearhead Younis, in his strongly worded and detailed report submitted to the PCB and later to the fact-finding committee, claimed that the selection of the team for the T20 format’s pinnacle event was made without his notice, the Express Tribune reported.

Accusing Younis of being `indecisive`, Rasheed said the former did not stay on his words and kept changing his stance during and after team meetings.

The former head coach, in his report, also criticized Rasheed for making too many changes in the team rather than sticking to his decision for some time in a bid to develop the team.

Just days after submitting the report, Younis announced his resignation from the post, saying that the PCB’s failure to implement his recommendations after the 2015 World Cup and leak of his confidential report after the team’s World T20 exit played a major role behind his resignation three months before his contract expires.

Following his resignation, the PCB also disbanded Rasheed’s selection committee with immediate effect.

Rasheed believes that the decision was absolutely unfair, insisting the board had treated the committee as a scapegoat for the team’s disappointing show.

Pakistan were crashed out of the prestigious tournament after suffering three successive defeats against arch-rivals India, New Zealand and Australia in the group stages. (ANI)