The Asian Bradman, Zaheer Abbas, who is currently the president of International Cricket Council said on Saturday that Pakistan is lacking professionalism when it comes to the highest level.
Zaheer Abbas also put stress on making some drastic changes in the domestic structure of Pakistan; he was talking to media at the final of KCCA President Cup at National Stadium. Zaheer Abbas urged to bring the domestic structure to the level of other countries for better performance at the international level.
“I think it won’t be appropriate to deplore the standard of our cricket in general. At the international level Pakistan are definitely in dire need of improvement. In recent times, the way we have played is just shameful. This is not the way we play,”
He further added, “The one key reason of this drawback is that there is a distinct lack of professionalism in our domestic set-up. This system is supposed to act as the breeding ground but it is not doing enough to uplift the standard of cricket compared to other nations.”
Zaheer Abbas made a sarcastic remark that Pakistan team don’t need a coach, “I don’t think we need to really have a coach for the Pakistan team.” The classy batsmen said, it will not matter much for Pakistan that whether they hire a local or a foreign coach, whoever will get onboard will have a tough time in lifting the team.
Zaheer Abbas said while talking to the media, “Whether we should have a foreigner as coach is something which can only be answered by the hiring authority. At this point in time, I don’t want to create any controversy by giving my opinion. Some people won’t like what I would say,”
The ICC President responded to the reports that he is in the quest of becoming new Chairman of the PCB after his tenure with the ICC is over, “This is news for me because I’m hearing from you people that I’m in the run for PCB [chairman] post. I have just returned after the ICC World Twenty20 in India and have not been in touch with the politics of Pakistan cricket in the past couple of weeks”.