Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Some Pakistani players deliberately participated in the 2009 NZ series: Rana Naved

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Lahore: During Pakistan's 2009 ODI series against New Zealand in the UAE, several senior players "knowingly underperformed" as they were unhappy with Younis Khan's captaincy, former fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has alleged.

Speaking on a local news channel quoted by CricketPakistan.com. Naved said, "We lost two ODIs against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates during 2009, because some of the players involved did not play well intentionally, and I was sitting on that tour. . "
Some Pakistani players deliberately participated in the 2009 NZ series: Rana Naved

“I did not play because I told Younis Khan that it was a conspiracy against you and I am also a part of that conspiracy.

"It was not a rebellion against Younis Khan. He was a good cricketer and I played with him so there was no issue except that when he became captain, he became a different person.

"Some seniors, and I will not name, because they had aspirations to be their own captain, we were involved in this whole affair to move forward for this purpose." We were about seven to eight people involved in it. "

He said that there were big names in the group of players who were against Younis.

Naved said, “We were all called into a room and sworn allegiance and the people in that room were some of the biggest names in Pakistan cricket. If I mention those names, they will get angry with me, ”said Naved, who has played 9 Tests. 74 ODIs and 4 T20Is for Pakistan.

He said that we do not want him to be removed but we would prefer the PCB chairman to argue with Younis Khan as he does not take the advice of superiors as captain and he does as he does.

"I went with the thought that if this is the only case and the PCB chairman tells him that then I have no problem with it," he concluded.

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