ISLAMABAD After passing through tense days where betting allegations were hurled at different Pakistani players, the national cricket team finally got a chance to flex their muscles against the host England in the T20 match. Despite all the tension and stress, Shahid Afridi, Captain of Pakistan cricket team in ODIs and T20 format, led his side by example. The overall morale of the team is very low and a leader like Shahid Afridi can lift the fast changing fortunes of the team, which in fact he did in style. Although Pakistan lost the match by five wickets in the 18th over yet they played well. Despite playing without their premier bowlers - Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif - the team fought to its strength. At one stage the team was in a position to score around 150 runs when Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal were at the crease, however, the team could only manage to score 126 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Chasing a seemingly easy target England were soon in trouble after Shoaib Akhtar bowled exceptionally well. He bowled with fire and pace despite he had not played for a while now. The fielding, as it has always haunted Pakistan, once again let the team down. Had Shoaib Akhtar and Kamran Akmal held on two simple catches offered by Morgan, the result of the match could have been different. Kamran Akmal has been performing neither behind the wickets nor with his bat, and no one knows why he is still the part of the team. If he continues to drop catches and keep on gifting his wicket to the bowlers, there is no need to select him in the playing eleven. There is a limit to everything but the PCB and the selectors have crossed all limits. They have failed to protect the image of the players, especially the country, and have let the nation down. The match-fixing saga must be stopped now and the culprits must be awarded exemplary punishment so that no one could dare point finger at Pakistan in future. PCB has failed to maintain discipline among the players and now it is quite evident from this latest match-fixing saga where Pakistani players are shown meeting notorious bookies. How is it possible that players managed to meet 'strangers right under the nose of the manager and other officials? The situation is getting from bad to worse with each passing day and everyday there is a new twist in the tale. The British tabloid News of the World is playing every trick in its pocket to bring bad name to Pakistan and it is the national responsibility of all the players to play for the image of the country. This time the guilty persons should not be spared. They should be brought to justice, as it will not only help improve the standard of the sports in the country but also go a long way in restoring Pakistans pride and image abroad.