A small cabal of Pakistan's cricketers had interfered in the team's management, leaked confidential information and contributed to a divisive culture, the team's long-term manager has said.
The team has been riven by controversy in the past three years with significant player turnover and a revolving door in the captaincy while three players were also embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal and received lengthy bans.
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"There were times when 15 minutes after a team meeting television channels were running tickers about things that happened or were discussed in the meeting," Intikhab Alam told Pakistan's Geo Super channel.
"There are many things that are not for public and media consumption and when they are leaked to the media it creates problems within the team.''
"This is a big problem in the team. There is a need for these players to sit down and discuss everything including reservations with the management. These things have damaged Pakistan cricket and are not good for our image."