Pakistan Cricket Team had a dismal run in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019. They failed to progress to the semifinals after finishing fifth in the group stages. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to reform cricket in Pakistan after their debacle in England.
I will reform Pakistan cricket: Imran
Pakistan have been the most unpredictable side in the World Cup. They suffered a humiliating defeat to West Indies in the tournament opener but bounced back to beat favourites England only then to go down against in the next few games. Besides, they were surrounded by off-field controversies which hurt their performance in the tournament. The Men In Greens managed to win only five games before bowing out virtue a poor net run-rate for their poor defeat against West Indies.
Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan, who is currently the Prime Minister of the country has vouched to reform cricket in Pakistan. He also said that a professional Pakistan team will be on display when the World Cup takes place in Indian after four years.
“After the World Cup, I have decided that I will improve this Pakistan team. I am going to reform Pakistan cricket,” Imran Khan said.
“There have been a lot of disappointments. Hopefully, in the next World Cup, you will see a very professional, best Pakistan team. Remember my words,” he added.
However, Imran Khan didn’t want to reveal his plans for reforming Pakistan cricket. He is currently on a three-day visit of the US and is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump. Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has blamed the present management of the board for the national team’s poor show in the World Cup.