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Pakistani cricket coach calls his national team players ‘retarded’

Yup. "I felt that they are mentally retarded people," coach Intikhab Alam supposedly told an investigatory committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board. "They do not know that they are representing the country." Any thoughts on whether this relationship illuminates the dysfunctional politics of the country’s elites?

PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

Yup. "I felt that they are mentally retarded people," coach Intikhab Alam supposedly told an investigatory committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board. "They do not know that they are representing the country."

Any thoughts on whether this relationship illuminates the dysfunctional politics of the country’s elites?

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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