Stage set for changes in Pakistan Cricket

Shukriya Pakistan

Cricket is one reason why 180 million Pakistanis keep themselves calm even after suffering from almost all the problems in the world . It’s only cricket that has engaged people that much that for time being they forget all their problems and watch team Pakistan playing and Afridi batting .  

For the first time in five editions of ICC world T20 team Pakistan have failed to reach the semis . Sad , very sad . Sad because we have the best talent in world but no one is there to polish that talent. So much politics going around in cricket board . We have a chairman who never played international cricket , I guess he might not even have played street cricket .

Javed Miandad , Wasim Akram , Waqar Younis , Inzamam ul Haq and so many other big names who can run the board in a proper manner but unfortunately our choices have been Nasim Ashraf, Ejaz Butt , Zaka Ashraf and currently Najam Sethi . This is all because of politics . Just as in an engineering or medical institution the dean required should be an engineer or a doctor respectively , chairman of cricket board should be a former cricketer himself because he had gone through that system and knows goods and bads in the system and then can correct those flaws in the system .

When we look at India , their team’s performances are very much like our team but atleast the system is good over there chairman of the board there is not always a former cricketer but there are so many big names like Gavaskar , Ganguly , Dravid , Kumble are there in the board doing administrative or coaching jobs . These men are young , recently retired knows very much about modern day cricket . And this helps a lot to develop cricket in India . When we look at Pakistan Intikhab Alam is there in the board for ages .

Ahmed Shehzad , Umer Akmal , Sohaib Maqsood , Bilawal Bhatti and other young cricketers can become legends like Zaheer Abbas , Inzamam , Wasim and Waqar but there is no one there to guide them . Inconsistency is the biggest reason of Pakistan’s failure in all their defeats . Clearly a Father figure like Imran Khan is missing in Pakistan Cricket .

After recent failure in ICC World T20 it’s high time to make desired changes in Pakistan cricket board . Pakistan cricket badly need a change . And the change should be from top to bottom means from chairman to trainer we need everyone professional in the board . This is the only way how Pakistan Cricket can improve and can be ranked among top 3 teams in the world if not the number one , but for a long period of time .