Karachi, July 14 : Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has questioned the integrity of some of the Pakistan Cricket Board officials, saying that they wanted the national team to lose.
Akhtar, who announced his retirement during the World Cup last year, said some of the officials at the PCB were not well-wishers of the team, adding that `politics' always had a negative impact on the performance.
"It's the truth - some people in the PCB don't want Pakistan to win," the former fast bowler said.
"There's too much politics. Our board also becomes the enemy of the player the day he becomes captain of the team. The PCB should take help from former cricketers rather taking revenge or settling old scores," he said.
Akhtar's career had been a roller-coaster ride as he remained in and out of the team due to various controversies, injuries and problems of ill discipline, The Express Tribune reports.
The former pacer was also banned on various occasions including a five-year ban when Dr Nasim Ashraf was the PCB chief. (ANI)