LAHORE Former Test cricketers and captains have asked the PCB chief patron to spare some tine to intervene in the falling standard of the game before its too late. Former Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail said that the chief patron should also spare some thoughts for the game and take note of the poor performance of the team in the series against New Zealand and those held earlier. He said that Pakistan won just the T20 World Cup and other than that, they have lost series back-to-back. Former paceman Sarfraz Nawaz criticised Pakistan captain Younus Khans leadership of the one-day team. Younus retired from Twenty20 internationals after Pakistans victory at the World T20 in June but continues to lead the side in the 50-over format. The 31-year-old has scored just two half-centuries in his last 19 one-day internationals and Pakistan are without a series victory since beating West Indies 12 months ago. The final straw for Nawaz came during the recently concluded 2-1 series loss to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi during which Younus contributed just 22 runs in three innings. Mohammad Yousuf was left out of the team for the decider, a decision that dismayed Nawaz. He should have dropped himself from the last game and allowed Shahid Afridi to captain the side, Nawaz added. No matter how big a team is, if you start resting your key players theres no way you can win matches. Younus offered to resign as Pakistan captain in the wake of the sides semi-final exit at the Champions Trophy in October. He was unhappy that the team was the subject of baseless match-fixing allegations from a senior Pakistan politician. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to accept Younus resignation and told him he was assured of the captaincy through to the 2011 World Cup. Former PCB chairman Tauqir Zia said that no back up players were being prepared for the team. Had there been a player for every member of the team, they would have performed better. The academy is not working as it should be. I believe the chief patron should look into PCB matters, he added.