Coach submits report on Pakistan’s poor performance in T20 World Cup
LAHORE: (Suno News) Gary Kirsten, Pakistan’s white-ball coach, has submitted his report to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the Men in Green’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup 2024.

 Sources said that PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi will review the report which enlists reasons behind the team s early exit from the global cricket event.

Talking about the players’ fitness, discipline and game awareness, the report has been sent to the PCB chairman who will also consult other board officials and former cricketers before taking a decision regarding future strategy for the promotion the sport.

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After Pakistan team’s exit from the mega event, the Pakistan coach had questioned disunity within the team and said that the players’ fitness level was not up to the mark.

In his comments on the team’s poor performance, the former World-Cup winning Indian coach made it clear, only those players who value unity, focus on fitness and improve their skills would be part of the team, a private TV channel quoted sources as saying.

In a candid discussion with the Pakistan team, Kirsten said that the team was also far behind in terms of skill level as compared with the other competitors.

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He maintained that despite playing so much cricket, no one knows which shot to play and when.

Kirsten said since he had joined the team, he had noticed that the team lacked unity. He said that players don’t support each other and he hasn’t seen a situation like this before despite working with many teams.

He said that only those players who improve these aforementioned things will be in the team, otherwise they will be shown the door.

The coach pointed out that the team s skill level is significantly lagging compared to the rest of the world.

He said, "Despite playing so much cricket, no one knows which shot to play and when." He added that only players who value unity, focus on fitness, and improve their skill set will be part of the team moving forward.

The team’s poor performance has also been acknowledged by wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan who, while talking to the media in Peshawar, said that the criticism faced by the Men in Green was justified.