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Alam blames Pak players
Wednesday 06 July 2011

Pakistan cricket has been blighted by controversy over the last three years and long-term team manager Intikhab Alam has revealed that the players are to be blamed for Pakistan’s lack of cohesiveness.

"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," Intikhab Alam told Pakistan's Geo Super channel.

"There are many things that are not for public and media consumption and when they are leaked to the media it creates problems within the team.

"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."

Although, the former Pakistan international added that the board is trying to set things right.

"We are trying to set things right now and developing a more positive culture," the former leg-spinner added.

"We have also tried reforming and reasoning with the players and they are now responding well which is good for Pakistan cricket."

The 69-year-old Alam, who played 47 tests and was coach from Oct. 2008 to March 2010 before being appointed as manager, admitted he had been critical of the team's culture in his reviews.

"Whatever I have written in my reports is facts and what I honestly believe is true and is my own personal assessment of the players," he added.

"If I try to hide these things I am not helping Pakistan cricket or these players. (The) truth must come out."

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