Unhappy Lawson says he was not consulted on team selection for Zimbabwe series

March 18th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, Mar.18 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team coach Geoff Lawson has expressed his unhappiness over the national selection committee not consulting him while picking the squad for the recent home series against Zimbabwe.
Lawson has said, in a report to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), that despite assurances from the board he was not consulted in the finalization of the 15-member squad named for the series.
The former Australian Test pacer has made such complaints earlier, but this was the first time he has put it in writing.
PCB rules stipulate the national selectors would consult the captain and coach while finalizing the squad during a home series. The selectors though have the prerogative to pick the final playing eleven.
Lawsons grouse was that the selectors had not even consulted him while picking the full squad.
According to The News, Lawson, who took the coaching job in August last year, has also talked about the 2011 World Cup and his doubts over whether flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has a role to play in the tournament. (ANI)

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