DateLine: 10th October 2009
Pakistan all-rounder Fawad Alam has been told to improve his behaviour if he wants to continue playing for national team.
The all-rounder has been fined twice in recent times for his misconduct.
The warning came from outgoing Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed, who said that Alam was a very talented player but needed to work on his attitude as a professional.
"Fawad has twice been fined recently - while on tour to Sri Lanka and South Africa for the Champions Trophy by the team management. The fines were imposed on him for missing official duties and not being attentive enough," Saeed said.
"Fawad definitely needs to work on his behaviour and attitude because this is affecting his growth as a cricketer," Saeed said.
Saeed who stepped down as manager after the Champions Trophy, said that the purpose of imposing fines on players was to make them realise the importance of discipline and responsibility of wearing the Pakistan jersey.
"In my experience of managing Pakistan teams there have been incidents of players getting out of line but generally our players are well behaved and know the weight they carry being Pakistani players," Saeed said.
"It is also important for a manager to know when to allow the boys to have some time for themselves and to give them a relief from their normal routine and duties," he added.