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    Pak cricketers 'mentally retarded': Alam

    Former coach Intikhab Alam called the national team members \"mentally retarded\".

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket was on Saturday hit by yet another controversy with media reports claiming former coach Intikhab Alam called the national team members "mentally retarded" while deposing before the inquiry committee probing the disastrous tour of Australia.

    'Dawn' newspaper carried excerpts from the findings of the inquiry committee that was formed by Pakistan Cricket Board to look into poor performance of team in Australia and reports of infighting in the team.

    According to the excepts, Alam who was sacked after the Australia tour, told the committee that he felt "they are mentally retarded people."

    "They do not know that they are representing the country.

    They don't know how to wear their clothes and how to talk in a civilised manner," Intikhab told the committee members when he appeared before them in early March.