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ISLAMABAD---Coach Waqar You-
nis has warned Pakistan players to
show the right attitude otherwise
they will be left behind in interna-
"Whosoever does well for Pakistan
and plays with the right attitude, he
will stay," Younis said yesterday.
"It s not my team or your team,
it s Pakistan s team and we all want
the good result."
Younis had expressed reservations
against some players in his World
Cup report to the Pakistan Cricket
Board. As a result selectors have
dropped three top order batsmen---
Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad and
Umar Akmal---for the One-Day series
against Bangladesh while experienced
Younis Khan only managed to make
the Test squad.
"Yes, in my report I have written
my reservations to the PCB and most
of them were accepted," Younis said
without singling out any player.
"There s a dire need of a right atti-
tude toward many aspect of the game
and if we don t do it, we will be left
Pakistan was eliminated in the
quarterfinal of the World Cup when
it lost to eventual champion Australia.
It also lost to archrival India and West
Indies in group matches before qual-
ifying for the last eight with victories
against Zimbabwe, South Africa,
United Arab Emirates and Ireland.
Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
retired from limited-overs cricket
after the World Cup and the PCB
appointed Azhar Ali as captain for
ODIs while recalling middle order
batsmen Asad Shafiq and Fawad
Alam for the Bangladesh tour.
"It s a new era and with these play-
ers. I am optimistic that they can
serve Pakistan for long," Younis said.
"Talent is there but it s all about
opportunities which they have it now
and I am hopeful they will do well
in the upcoming series."
Younis said Pakistan has to look
forward after the retirement of Misbah
and Afridi and should include more
and more younger players in inter-
"We didn t include new players
recently which I think should be a
regular practice and players should
be tested on and off," Younis said.
Younis said Bangladesh, which was
also knocked out in the quarterfinal
by India in the World Cup, has
improved a lot and will not be an
easy opponent for Pakistan.
"We have a young side with lot of
newcomers and I can t put extra pres-
sure on them, but I believe they can
do the job."
Pakistan s bowling attack will be
strengthened in all the three formats
with the return of offspinner Saeed
Ajmal after his bowling action was
cleared in February and the coach
has high hopes for his bowler. (AP)
COLOMBO---Sri Lanka s cricket officials yesterday
named former first-class player and broadcaster
Jeryl Woutersz as the new manager of the national
team---the latest in a series of changes made in
Woutersz, who has played for Burgher Recreation
Club in the local premier tournament, will be in
charge of the team for the upcoming home series
against Pakistan and India, Sri Lanka Cricket said in
A number of changes have been made in Sri Lanka
cricket recently with the new government appointing
an interim committee to run the sport as it investigates
allegations of corruption and fraud by the previous
Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake earlier this
month appointed a nine-member interim committee
headed by former test opener Sidath Wettimuny,
which appointed a new four-member selection com-
mittee headed by former fast bowler Kapila Wije-
gunawardene and also including former internationals
Amal Silva, Brendon Kuruppu and Hemantha Wick-
SHANGHAI---Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton
topped the leaderboard as expected during both
practice sessions at the Chinese Grand Prix yes-
terday, though Ferrari showed it had the pace to
possibly challenge the silver cars over the week-
Hamilton set the fastest time at one minute, 37.219
seconds, which Mercedes said was 1.2 seconds faster
than last year s best practice time at Shanghai Inter-
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was just behind the
British driver in second place, trailing by less than
a half second.
"It s quite close between us and Ferrari," Hamilton
said. "I think we definitely have a race like we said
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the third-
fastest time of the day, giving his struggling team a
boost a day after company owner Dietrich Mateschitz
reiterated his threat to pull out of Formula One if he
can t field a competitive team.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was fourth-fastest
and Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg could manage no
better than fifth after running slightly wide at the
final corner of his flying lap on the soft tires.
"I tried a different line on the grass at the final
corner, which was not very quick as it turns out,"
The most bizarre moment of the practice sessions
came when an intruder scaled a ten-foot fence sep-
arating the grandstand from the track, dashed across
the starting grid and then leapt over the pit wall and
through a gap in the fence.
The man made it into pit lane before being appre-
hended by security staff. (AP)
Younis warns players to show right attitude
Woutersz named Sri
Lanka cricket manager
Hamilton tops practice
at Chinese Grand Prix
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