UAE’s Pakistani community unhappy with cricketers’ wild ways

May 5th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, May 5 (IANS) The Pakistani community in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has protested against the ‘wild ways’ of some of the Pakistani cricketers during the recently-concluded one-day-series against Australia there, media reports said.
According to Jang - Pakistan’s leading Urdu daily, some of the national cricketers were spotted spending their evenings in night clubs in UAE. The newspaper added that their inappropriate conduct forced the Pakistanis living in UAE to lodge complaints against them with the team management.

Leaders of the Pakistani community in UAE were also irked by the fact that Pakistan failed to impress much in the series and lost it 2-3. The report also alleged that some of the Pakistani cricketers also received female guests in their hotel rooms during the series that was played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi after the Aussies refused to travel to Pakistan because of security concerns.

It said that unlike in the past, the Pakistani team management was quite lenient with the players and there was no “night curfew” for them.

“Since the team management consists of aging men who like to go to bed early, there is nobody to keep an eye on the cricketers at night time,” the report said Tuesday.

The Pakistani team management consists of coach Intikhab Alam and manager Yawar Saeed, who are both in their late sixties.

The report also quoted Pakistan captain Younis Khan as saying that people should refrain from pointing fingers at his players. Younis said that people should just care about how the players perform on the field and should stop talking about what they eat, when they sleep and whom they meet when they are off the field.

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