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Inzy peeved at Woolmer's vacation

"Inzamam is surprised at the absence of coach because after the ODI series loss, he is keen to put the team on track," a PCB source said.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 18:33 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed his displeasure over "special vacations" granted to coach Bob Woolmer and his support staff by Pakistan Cricket Board ahead of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.

Woolmer, team's trainer Murray Stevenson and physiotherapist Darryn Lifsun have gone on another vacation after the home series against India and are slated to return to Lahore next month when the training camp for the Sri Lanka tour starts around March 6.

According to a report in The News, Inzamam conveyed his surprise at the trainer and physio being allowed to go on leave when he was himself recovering from a back injury and some other players also required every-day attention in their rehabilitation process.

"Inzamam is not happy because he has to follow certain exercises and training regimes which need to be monitored by specialists to regain full fitness and recover from his back problem before the tour of Sri Lanka next month," a PCB source was quoted as saying.

"Inzamam is also surprised at the absence of the three because there is little time before the Sri Lanka tour and after the one-day series defeat to India, he is keen to put the team back on the right track, sit down with them and analyse what went wrong in the series," a PCB source said.

Although under their contracts with the Board, coach Bob Woolmer, Stevenson and Lifsun are only allowed 31 days of paid holidays in a year, but since their appointments in 2004 the three have been regularly going on short vacations between the series.

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 18:33 IST