Pakistan team manager Saeed to quit after Eng tour

Published: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 13:05 [IST]
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Pak team manager' to quit after Eng tour

Karachi: Pakistan cricket team manager Yawar Saeed has decided to step down from the management post after the conclusion of England series.

Saeed said he has served the team for a long period, and now wants to do something different.

“I think after 26 years in this field and managing so many teams and undertaking so many tours, I need to do something different. I would want to step down as manager after the England tour," The Daily Times quoted Saeed, as saying.

Saeed said he would be informing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt regarding his decision.

“When this tour ends I will convey my desire to the board chairman as I want to do something different and spend more time with my family," Saeed said.

“If Ijaz wants me to continue I can"t say no to him he is an old friend and if he says I must continue in interest of Pakistan cricket, I will listen. But I will definitely try to convince him the time is right for me to step down," he added.

Commenting on allegations of being involved in politics in the team to conspire against former captain Younis Khan resulting in the veteran batsman being left out from the squad, Saeed said he has nothing personal against the former skipper.

“I have nothing personal against Younis we got along well. I don"t know from where these allegations have come up," he said during an interview.

Saeed said he has no reservations over Younis" inclusion in the national team, adding he would welcome selectors decision to recall the middle order batsman.

“As a player I respect Younis a lot and if the board and selectors feel they want him in the team I would be happy to see him back. To me all players in the team are equal and I am supposed to be fair with them," he said.


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