AZHAR MASOOD KHAN LAHORE - Announcement of team without captain has further plunged Pakistan cricket into crisis as the Pakistan Cricket Board has issued notice to team coach Waqar Younis for issuing statement despite boards ban. Talking to this scribe, General Manager Media PCB Nadeem Sarwar on Wednesday confirmed that the PCB has issued a notice to coach and demanded explanation from him on his remarks about the captaincy. He said under PCBs media policy it was binding on all team officials and players to avoid giving statements that question or negate the policies of the board. We have asked him to give an explanation on his statement that he was surprised by the decision not to announce the captain for the World Cup, Sarwar said. The PCB yesterday announced its World Cup squad but held back the name of the captain, adding to speculations that there is a tough fight between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi for the job. The decision to not announce the captain has been criticised by many former captains and ex-selectors, who feel by delaying the decision so close to the World Cup the board will only create problems in the team. In recent times, the PCB has adopted a new media policy for the players and officials and come down hard on any violations of this policy that include limiting direct interaction with the journalists and depending more on press releases. Waqar, a former captain, guided the national team to its first Test series win since 2006 when Pakistan won the defeated New Zealand 1-0 in the two-match series yesterday. Coach Waqar, who guided Pakistan to their first Test series win after five years in New Zealand on Wednesday, had stated that he was surprised by the boards decision. I am surprised that the board has delayed announcing the captain. I dont know the reasons for this but personally I think the captain should have been named with the team, Waqar said. Sources in the PCB disclosed that the race for captain would lead the team towards crisis and it would initiate the grouping in the team. Former Test captains and former selectors have also criticised the PCB decision to delay announcing the captain claiming that it would lead to internal problems in the team and make players insecure.