Pakistan's chief selector Qasim refuses to step down

Jun 23, 2013, 02:11 IST | Agencies

Pakistan's chief selector, Iqbal Qasim has refused to step down because of the national team's poor performance in the Champions Trophy.

“To say that only I or my fellow selectors should resign because the team performed badly in the Champions Trophy is unfair. I think the responsibility for this poor show lies with everyone not just the selectors,” he said.

Iqbal Qasim
Iqbal Qasim

The former Test tweaker has faced the flak following Pakistan’s three straight losses in the eight-nation tournament in England.  “If a team does well everyone takes credit including the board, selectors and national team management.

Similarly I believe that if a team does badly the selectors and team management must share the responsibility and take the blame for this,” he said.

Qasim said that his tenure as chief selector had ended in March and he had informed the board to appoint someone else. “But I was asked to continue till further notice. If some of them didn’t perform than we must all share the blame,” he added. 

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