Intikhab takes responsibility for teams embarrassing loss to Sri Lanka

January 27th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Intikhab Alam has taken full responsibility for his teams embarrassing loss to Sri Lanka in the just-completed three-match limited-overs series.

We are not shying from this defeat. The team management takes full responsibility of this embarrassing defeat, The News quoted Alam, as saying.

This (result) could be blessing in disguise for us because you can only move forward from here, Alam said.

You cant see a much poorer performance from the team than what we did in Lahore two days ago, he added.

Pakistan won the first match by eight wickets on Tuesday, before Sri Lanka leveled the series with a 129-run win at Karachi on Wednesday.

Im not making any excuses for the defeats in the last two matches, but I can promise to the nation that better results will come in very near future, Alam said.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt reacted immediately after Pakistan lost the series 2-1, and asked team management to submit a detailed report on the sides poor performance. (ANI)

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