Imran Khan wants shake-up of Pakistan cricket

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  1. ghulam35

    ghulam35 Emerging Player

    Feb 17, 2010
    BBC Sport

    Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan says the country's cricket structure needs to be changed to help revive the fortunes of the national team.

    Pakistan's cricket team is in disarray after a host of players were recently sanctioned after they lost all nine matches of a tour to Australia.

    "Pakistan cricket has to sort itself out," ex-all rounder Khan told BBC Asian Network.

    "The team is a symptom of Pakistan cricket not being an institution."

    Khan added: "The president of Pakistan should not appoint a cricket board chairman, that's where the problems begin.

    "The chairman should be elected through regional organisations and, because that doesn't happen, the team basically reflects the chaos which lies in the cricket board."

    The Pakistan Cricket Board banned Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan indefinitely after the tour to Australia after they had been involved in "infighting ... brought down the whole team".

    Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal also face fines or bans.

    Khan says the players need to be disciplined and that they should still be motivated to play for their country but insists the foundation of the team's problems lie in the way Pakistan cricket is run.

    "I was a very strict disciplinarian," he said. "I did not tolerate indiscipline but I also know the problems I used to face with the cricket board which was run on an ad hoc basis.

    "Without discipline you cannot have teamwork. (But) you cannot have players who are not trying their best simply because they do not like the captain or something.

    "You go out to represent your country and you have to give your best shot.

    "I do believe that players should be disciplined but the real problem still lies in making the cricket board into an institution."
  2. cricket_analyst

    cricket_analyst Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 14, 2010
    i dnt know y mr khan keeps on repeating his statements!
    i have heard this many times from him!

    hey guys its not the structure of domestic any problem!
    we have talent and are producing players like waseem waqar ameer , javeed inzi omer , imran shahid !!!

    i would have only agreed with mr khan if we had no other problems to handle!
    like match-fixing, grouping, hunger for captaincy, lust for money, indiscipline players, no hold of board on players and many more!
    we have not announced captain yet! What the .... is this!i!

    it would be better to say "do trimming of this structure" like i would suggest decrease the number of teams to 8 or 6 from 13!

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