first_imgLAHORE: A number of senior players “deliberately under-performed” during Pakistan’s 2009 ODI series against New Zealand in the UAE because they were unhappy with Younis Khan’s captaincy, former pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has alleged. While speaking on a local news channel as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk, Naved said: “We lost two ODI matches against New Zealand in UAE during 2009 because some of the players involved deliberately did not play well, and I sat out that tour.””I did not play because I had told Younis Khan that this was the conspiracy against you and that I am also a part of that plot. This was not a rebellion against Younis Khan. He was a good cricketer and I did play alongside him so there were no issues except that when he became captain, he became a different person. Some seniors, and I won’t name names as they may have had aspirations of being captains themselves, got us involved in this whole affair as well to further their aims. We were about seven to eight people involved in this.” IANS Also Read: Hard to foresee crowds of fans returning ‘any time soon’: FA chief Greg Clarke Also Watch: Gaurav Gogoi In an exclusive chat with Oineetom Ojah only on Sentinel Assamlast_img