Pakistan’s world cup winning captain and now the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Imran Khan blames political pressure for Pakistan cricket’s constant decline.
Imran Khan took Twitter to express his concerns and suggestion that can help improve cricket in Pakistan.
Imran Khan said in a series of tweets, “The reason cricket has, unlike elsewhere, failed to become an institution in Pak is because here PM appoints PCB Chief.”
The former skipper believes that Pakistan cricket cannot be improved unless it gets free from all types of political pressures.
He once again emphasized on restructuring the domestic structure, which will help players to improve their technique and temperament.
Khan wants PCB to take a leaf out of Australia’s book and design the domestic structure on a similar pattern.
Imran Khan tweeted, “Consistency only comes thru quality, highly competitive cricket. Hence, as in Australia, all talent shd be concentrated in 6 regional teams”
“All depts shd sponsor these 6 regional teams rather than fielding their own teams.”
One of the problems that the former captain pointed out was fewer number of grounds in Pakistan. He compared number of grounds with New Zealand that has a much lower population.
Khan wrote, “New Zealand, with a population of just over 4.5 m ppl, has more cricket grounds than Pakistan.”