LAHORE Pakistans decision to drop Danish Kaneria and recall Mohammad Yousuf has made the PCB a laughing stock in the world, said former national team captain Amir Sohail. Aamir said the knee-jerk reaction to the teams 354-run defeat at the hands of England made the PCB look whimsical. Kaneria was released to play for his county Essex, while Yousuf was being brought out of retirement after being dropped and banned for off-field indiscipline. The former skipper claimed the changes only highlight the confused mind of the selectors. He said: Pakistan cricket will further become a laughing stock with these haphazard decisions. I agree with what others are saying - Pakistan cricket has become a basket case. You dont treat a player like Kaneria in this manner. If he (Kaneria) was not performing, it was a failure of the coaching staff and casts doubt on their ability to help players. The recall of former captain Yousuf has evoked a strong response from former players, who feel the decision would adversely impact the teams rebuilding process. Sohail believes that the Board was taking decisions without proper planning. They themselves dont know what they want. They insisted on taking young players instead of Younus and Yousuf to England and now they are taking U-turns after the defeat, he said. What effect this will have on confidence of Kaneria is easy to guess. He is your most experienced bowler and should have been remained with the team. The coaches should work on building up his confidence, Sohail said. Sohail said that while he had no doubt over Yousufs ability as a Test player, there was a big question mark on his current form and match fitness. Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said the PCB had lost the battle of ideas after a crushing 354-run defeat to England in the first Test at Nottingham and decided to summon Yousuf, who was earlier handed an indefinite ban by the Board following teams disastrous tour of Australia. This decision to summon Mohammad Yousuf and Reza Hasan to England is totally uncalled for and negates the rebuilding process of the national team, Qadir said. In my opinion there was no need to panic after the defeat to England, we should have just included Yasir Hameed in the team and reserve wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider. But by summoning Yousuf we are sending out the message that we dont have confidence in our youngsters. And if Yousuf can be called up despite not having played any proper cricket since last March then what crime has Younus committed? added Qadir, also a former chief selector. In a decision that once again underlined the confusion and chaos prevailing in their management, the PCB announced that Yousuf and left-arm spinner Reza Hasan would join the team immediately in England. Pakistan was outclassed in the first Test on Sunday after being bundled out for just 80 their lowest Test total against England, before the lunch on the fourth day. Youngsters Azhar Ali and Umar Amin and experienced Shoaib Malik all failed to click in the match while Umar Akmal has also struggled for runs causing major problems in the Pakistan batting line up. Former captain Ramiz Raja said from Nottingham that after the batting collapse in the first Test, Younus Khan also must be immediately summoned to the team. Younus must be included in the team. When they can call up Yousuf why not Younus? He is your best batsman at the moment, Raja said. It is clear that this inexperienced batting line-up requires an experienced batsman like Younus in the side, he added. It was a big mistake to not select these two in the first place and now when they are required them most the Board and selectors are still prolonging the wait on Younus Khans return when everyone knows he eventually will have to be selected, former chief selector Iqbal Qasim said. Qasim said it was surprising that despite being the most experienced batsman, Malik preferred batting at number six and seven in the Nottingham Test. However, the man who was on the committee which suspended Yousuf indefinitely after a failed tour to Australia says the PCBs decision to recall the experienced batsman is all above board. The PCB has used its discretion by selecting Yousuf in the national team, lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi was quoted by a wire news agency. Yousuf was the only player among those who did not appeal the suspension, and later retired from international cricket. Yousuf did not appeal against the verdict which means he had accepted the decision, Rizvi said. It was not a life ban or anything like that, Rizvi said. If the PCB is now feeling that Yousuf is needed in the national team, they can select him. Earlier this month, Yousuf said he was interesting in making a comeback to international cricket - only if the team required his services.