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Mahmood sheds light on PCB's lack of conviction

Former Pakistan all-rounder, Azhar Mahmood has opened up after being axed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from his bowling coach position. Mahmood, who represented Pakistan from 1996 to 2007, claimed the statement that Pakistan did not improve in recent years is wrong.

He outlined PCB’s indecisiveness regarding Pakistan national team’s captaincy was a huge problem during his three-year tenure.

 Former Pakistan all-rounder, Azhar Mahmood

Former Pakistan all-rounder, Azhar Mahmood

“Throughout the period they [the Pakistan Cricket Board] never decided on a captain full-time, that was a problem,” Mahmood said.  Reflecting on his tenure, the 44-year-old believes Pakistan’s fielding, batting and bowling improved but the fitness of the players remains a big issue still.

The 44-year-old also heaped praise on former Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur and admitted that if he gets a chance to work with Mickey again then he would want to avail the opportunity.