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PCB wants duo to show maturity

Karachi: Pakistan’s cricket officials have called on coach Javed Miandad and chief selector Aamer Sohail to show more maturity after a series of rows between the two of them.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia is to hold a meeting to try and mend fences after the latest spat broke out before the team’s series against New Zealand.

“He will meet with both and try to resolve this issue over selection matters,” Pakistan Cricket board (PCB) chief executive Rameez Raja said on Sunday. “It is a case of communication breakdown between the two and I think we need a more mature approach from them.”

Miandad and Sohail exchanged words after the selectors announced a pool of players for this month’s series without consulting captain Inzamam-ul Haq or Miandad.

“We try to discuss things with them as much as possible. But we don’t need to talk to them every time we select,” Sohail said.

Two other members of the selection committee, Saleem Yousuf and Shoaib Muhammad, have also complained that Sohail didn’t wait for their approval before publishing the squad.

Miandad and Sohail were also involved in a public spat during the October series against South Africa, when the chief selector took a swipe at Miandad’s coaching methods. Miandad told Sohail to mind his own business.

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