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AgenciesKARACHI/MELBOURNE, 1 FEB: A fresh crisis has enveloped the Pakistan cricket team with no designated captain to take the field in Friday's Twenty20 clash with Australia and the chief selector, Mr Iqbal Qasim, resigning after a disastrous tour.Pakistan have lost all three Tests and all five-one-day matches, and Mr Qasim is the first major casualty after stepping down in the aftermath of defeat in the fifth one-day match at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground on Sunday."After the clean sweep in the Test as well as the one-day series in Australia, I don't think it is my moral duty to remain the chief selector," Mr Qasim said. "I am very disappointed, like millions of Pakistanis. As I am responsible for the selection of the team, I quit."He added: "The selection cheap cheap tiffany earrings, which I headed, did its best to select the best possible team for the Tests as well as for the one-day matches, but they did not live up to the expectations of the fans who are badly hurt." Mr Qasim's decision has left Pakistan in a major quandary. With captain Mohammed Yousuf already on his way home with a knee injury, and Shahid Afridi suspended after his bizarre bite of the ball, there is no logical person to lead the team, and nobody to appoint the leader. Younus Khan, controversially left out of the Test series, has retired from international Twenty20 and won't play, meaning Kamran Akmal could find himself in the hot seat.It would be an tiffany cuff links sale set of circumstances for Akmal, who was dropped from the third Test in Hobart in controversial fashion after a horrible performance behind the stumps in the Sydney Cricket Ground Test.

Pakistan, without a chief of selectors, have three days to find someone who can appoint a captain, and then appoint a cheap tiffany. It's the latest of a series of farcical moments on the Tour, highlighted by Afridi's unsubtle attempt at ball-tampering at Perth when he bit into the ball late in a tight contest. He received a two-match ban for his actions. A cheap tiffany Afridi tendered an unconditional apology to his country, saying he would not repeat the mad" thing. I really don't know what happened to me that made me do such a mad thing. It was not right and I apologise for my actions to everyone, he said, adding: What happened was very unfortunate and should not have happened. I have learnt from my mistake and will not repeat it. Maybe I lost my cool because our team had not done well in Australia and were on sale tiffany accessories close to a win. My intentions were to help our bowlers but I chose the wrong way to do it. Afridi said what had happened was nothing new, though, and other teams too tried to alter the condition of the ball to give some advantage to their bowlers. Pakistan Cricket Board sources said, immediately after television cameras had shown Afridi biting into the ball, a senior official called up the team manager, Mr Abdul Raquib, cheap tiffany accessories him not to send Afridi along for the closing ceremony and to ask Mohammad Yousuf to fill in. He was also told Afridi should not be allowed to speak to the media after the match and that he should immediately accept his mistake and apologise to the match referee, Mr Ranjan Madugalle, a PCB official said, adding: The board has asked the team management to send Afridi back home early as he is no longer required to be with the team. In 2005, Afridi was banned for twisting his spikes and trying to change the condition of the pitch during a Test in Faisalabad against England. Well-placed sources, however, said, despite the ball-tampering incident and the two-match ban, PCB officials were impressed with the way Afridi had led the side in the absence of Yousuf.

He is definitely our next One-Day Internationals captain but since he himself is not very keen on playing Test cricket, the board will look at other candidates to lead the side in the longest format, a source said. Amid talk of drastic changes in the PCB and the national side after the disastrous tour of Australia, the federal sports minister, Mr Ijaz tiffany key rings sale on sale tiffany cuff links, today said he had called for an inquiry report on the shameful performance.Dropping hints he would be pressing for a new management in the cricket board, Mr Jakhrani told reporters he would talk to the PCB's chief patron, president Asif Zardari.Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said Afridi's ball-tampering could have cost Pakistan the fifth ODI. Australia needed 35 runs off 30 balls with just three wickets remaining when Afridi was caught and the ball, replaced. Ponting said the incident would have unsettled Afridi and potentially cost Pakistan a chance of winning their first game on an otherwise dreadful tour. "As soon as it happened, the umpires acted really well and changed the ball straight away," Ponting was quoted as saying by the Australian media today."I think he (Afridi) himself must have realised when they changed the ball, he had actually been caught in the act.

He would have had all sorts of things going through his mind for the last couple of overs and as captain you have enough going through your head without worrying about things like that," he said. In Melbourne, Australian selectors included New South Wales all-rounder Steven Smith and Tasmanian batsman Travis Birt in their 13-man squad for the tiffany money clips sale game against Pakistan. The selectors rewarded Smith for some eye-catching performances in the shortest version for NSW this season. He was earlier included in the Australian Test squad, but did not get the on sale cheap tiffany cuff links key rings to play any game. Birt, a big-hitting, promising young player, has a strike rate of almost 130 in domestic Twenty20 games and been in good limited-over form. Cricket Australia's chairman of selectors, Mr Andrew Hilditch, said the squad had been selected with one eye on this year's Twenty20 world championships, to be held in the Caribbean starting late in April. In another development, the International Cricket Council has sought a report from Cricket Australia on a breach of security during the fifth ODI when a pitch-invader wrestled Khalid Latif down.The former Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, appeared for an interview for the International Cricket Council vice-president's job which would be vacant once Mr Sharad Pawar took charge as chief of the governing body in June, according to a report.