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BCCI to blame for debacle: Mushtaq
Friday 19 August 2011

Former Pakistan Test captain Mushtaq Mohammad has blamed the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the debacle of the Indian team in England where it has lost the Test series and its number one ranking.

"The BCCI is very much responsible for poor planning of this tour. They thought their cricketers were machines and are being treated like machines. They (the players) can't play day in day out, they are human beings and they do get tired both physically and mentally and they do need rest," Mushtaq told Pakpassion.net.

The 67-year-old had no doubt that the Indian players look tired in the ongoing tour.

"I have watched India play in all the matches so far and what I have found is that they look tired. It is not only surprising but very disappointing too.

"You got to have enthusiasm to compete in any kind of competition. Mentally and physically, they are very tired and it is showing on their faces and bodies. You can tell a lot by how a player thinks and reacts to different situations, but due to tiredness they have no answer to England," he said.

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