Hafeez and Whatmore have joined hands against Misbah: Ijaz Butt

Rumors about problems between Hafeez and Misbah gained momentum in the mid of the South African tour after Pakistan were whitewashed in the Test series. At one stage there was even talk about the Board contemplating appointing Hafeez as the one-day skipper in place of Misbah.

updated: April 11, 2013 00:19 IST
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Karachi: Former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt on Wednesday said that he stands by his statement that there was a rift in the Pakistan cricket team even as Muhammed Hafeez and Misbah-ul-haq have dismissed such comments publicly.

Butt had said T20 captain Hafeez and coach Whatmore were trying to sideline Misbah, a comment which prompted the PCB to ask Misbah and Hafeez to hold an impromptu press conference and deny the allegations.

Hafeez said that Butt's comments were damaging Pakistan's reputation.

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