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Zia stays, stands by youngsters

Islamabad: A day after his resignation was rejected by President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia defended his decision even as he vowed to put the game on the right track in the country.

“I am happy that the President has so much faith in me. But I still believe the decision I took was rational,” Zia was quoted as saying in a daily. Musharraf rejected Zia’s resignation saying he had full faith in his abilities.

Zia resigned last week following Pakistan’s ignominious innings defeat against Australia in the second Test in Sharjah “I had resigned because the team plunged to its worst defeat and someone had to take the responsibility. Being the PCB chairman I had to accept the blame,” Zia said.

The newspaper said Musharraf acknowledged the fact that there are many youngsters in the team who need motivation and guidance.

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