Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the Indian cricket domestic structure. The Pakistan Prime Minister believes that the improved structure of Indian cricket is the reason behind India becoming a top team in the world. The former Pakistan cricketer also believes that since the Pakistan cricket board has improved its provincial cricket structure, it will have a positive effect on the team in the upcoming years.
Imran Khan also pointed out that although Pakistan has more talent, poor cricket structure at the provincial level has affected the team’s performance in cricket. But the PTI chief also believes that Pakistan will also become a world-beater in the future with the improved domestic cricket structure.
Imran Khan Trusts Pakistan Cricket’s Improved Domestic Structure
While speaking to the media in Islamabad, he said, “Look at India today, they are becoming a top team in the world because they improved their structure although we have more talent”. It takes time for a structure to work and polish talent but I am confident our team will become world-beaters”.
Earlier, Pakistan domestic cricket team had 16 regional teams. With the new structure in place for the last two years, there are only six provincial teams. Imran Khan also mentioned that he has not been able to take out time for cricket due to his busy political schedule. “Honestly speaking I am not able to spare time for cricket and have not even watched the matches but now that our basic cricket structure has been changed things will improve gradually”, he added.
Imran Khan is regarded as a legend in Pakistan cricket as he led Pakistan to lift the ODI World Cup trophy in 1992. After retiring from cricket, Imran Khan became active in politics. After more than two decades in politics, Imran Khan became Pakistan’s Prime Minister in 2018. His party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won a majority of the votes in the elections, enabling him to be elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Later, Imran Khan selected former ICC president Ehsan Mani as Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief.
Pakistan Have Been In Hot And Cold Form Recently
Recently, Pakistan cricket became a topic of discussion after not a single Pakistan cricketer could make it to ICC’s Team of Decade lists for Test, ODI, and T20I. It came as a big blow to Pakistan cricket fans. However, Pakistan’s recent victories against South Africa on their home soil came out as a delight for Pakistan cricket fans. Pakistan defeated South Africa in the Test series 2-0. Later, Babar Azam-led Pakistan also clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1.
However, in spite of a clean sweep in the Test series against South Africa, Pakistan failed to qualify for ICC World Test Championship 2019-2021 finals. With 4 victories and 5 losses in the tournament, Pakistan rests on the 5th position in the points table. Pakistan will tour South Africa in April 2021. The tour comprises three ODIs and four T20Is. The series will start with the 1st ODI on April 2 at SuperSport Park in Centurion.