Qadir rubbishes reports about rift with Younis Khan

May 13th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, May 13 (ANI): The Chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team, Abdul Qadir, has rubbished media reports which claimed that he and captain Younis Khan are not on talking terms, as the latter is unhappy over the selection of the squad for the forthcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

“These reports are not true. It is not true that we are not on talking terms. I have been in touch with Younis on a regular basis over selection matters. There are no serious differences between us,” The Daily Times quoted Qadir, as saying.

“Everyone has a different view in selection matters and the purpose of taking the captain and coach into confidence is to reach a consensus after proper discussions,” Qadir added.

Earlier, reports about sour relations between Qadir and Khan were splashed in the media after the captain used his ‘veto’ power to finalise the team for the Twenty20 World Cup to be played in England in June.

Qadir, reportedly said that the captain would be responsible for the team’s performance in England.

According to sources, he wanted names of two other players to be included in the squad, while Khan pressed for two uncapped players Shahzaib Hassan and Mohammad Aamir.

Reports about differences between Qadir and Khan are not new, as the two had also shared different opinions over the selection of opener Ahmad Shahzad for the one-day series against Australia. (ANI)

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