Pakistan Cricket Board will set up an inquiry to find out the reasons behind the national team’s poor performance in the recent three-Test series against South Africa, said chairman Ehsan Mani.
Pakistan suffered a 0-3 defeat to South Africa in the Test series and Mani said that recent results have understandably left cricket fans upset with the Test performances.
Talking to the media in Islamabad, Mani said that after the tour to South Africa is over, the PCB would have an inquiry into the same.
“No doubt everyone is disappointed with the way our team played in the Test series in South Africa. We will do our best to find out the causes of defeat by holding an in-depth inquiry,” Mani said.
Pakistan was whitewashed by the South Africans and before that they lost a three-match Test series to New Zealand in the UAE by 1-2.
A well-informed source in the board told PTI that Mani had already spoken to the head of the cricket committee, Mohsin Khan and asked him to meet with his committee members and prepare a report on what they felt went wrong in the Test matches.
The cricket committee also includes former men’s team captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq and former national women’s team skipper, Urooj Mumtaz.
Though the cricket committee can only recommend and make suggestions to the Chairman, the source said that they had been closely watching the performances of the Pakistan team and had some reservations over some selections and other issues.
Pakistan bounced back in the first match of the five-match one-day international series, winning by five wickets on Saturday.