IT is a crying shame that millions of rupees that were spent on the Australian tour, including hefty salaries and perks and privileges enjoyed by the staff, only resulted in a crushing defeat at the hands of the Aussies. After a 3-0 whitewash in the test series, the team suffered a humiliating defeat in the ODI matches, not even being able to win a single match. As if this was not enough, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi brought further disgrace to the nation by biting at the ball invoking a ball-tampering ban. Why such a disappointing performance when so much money was spent? Reportedly, the PCB has formed a committee to probe the defeat. In reality, however, it looks like another way of brushing the issue under the carpet. Since it is the Board that is one major cause of the prevailing troubles in the game, it is highly improbable that it would make an impartial inquiry or would come up with positive suggestions. Already, Inzamam has held the Board responsible for the teams poor performance. True, there are other factors involved like the terrorist incidents, which have deterred international teams from touring Pakistan, bringing down the games standard, but the Board has too much to account for. The Chairman Ejaz Butt has proved to be a complete failure in strengthening Pakistani cricket in a way a capable head should have. This ranges from dealing with international cricket bodies of the stature of ICC to day-to-day management, courtesy the prevailing environment of adhocism and cronyism. Most important, the failure to give a chance to young talented players while zealously patronising those who are contributing to defeat after defeat explains the present ill-piloted wreck that the team has become. Keeping in view the Sydney debacle, an overhaul is in order. It should be abundantly clear that unless the PCB is reformed and reorganised, the national team will continue to oscillate between extremes.