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PM Imran Khan promises to fix Pakistan cricket

“The team you see in the next world cup, mark my words that the team will be a professional team. We will fix the system and bring one in which the best talent comes forward,” PM Khan said.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that he has decided to fix Pakistan cricket after watching the team’s performance at the Cricket World Cup 2019.

“I went to England where I learned to play cricket. When we returned from there we raised the standard of other players. After the World Cup I have decided that I will fix the Pakistan cricket team,” PM Khan told a packed Capital One Arena of overseas Pakistanis in USA.

“The team you see in the next world cup, mark my words that the team will be a professional team. We will fix the system and bring one in which the best talent comes forward,” he said.

Waqar Younis, a former captain and coach of Pakistan national cricket team, recently said that senior Pakistan players were guilty of stretching their careers way after they are past their prime.

The PM also applauded the Australian cricket and the cricketing structure of the nation. He said the Australian system nurtures talent. “Australia is that team which has been the most successful in cricket; why? This is because Australia has a system that nurtures and lets talent rise,” he said.

Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the World Cup because of their inconsistent performance. They won big matches against England and New Zealand but lost to West Indies by a wide margin.

Khan assured the huge gathering of Pakistani-Americans that his government was committed to transforming Pakistan into a vibrant democratic country where merit would be respected with economic opportunities for all.

The prime minister, who is in Washington for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, addressed the large public gathering marking an unprecedented occasion for the Pakistani-American community.

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“We will pull our country out of its current difficulties,” he said referring to economic challenges his government had inherited. The crowd hailed the premier when he reiterated his pledge to root out corruption.

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Waqar Younis, a former captain and coach of Pakistan national cricket team, recently said that senior Pakistan players were guilty of stretching their careers way after they are past their prime.

Younis, the right-arm fast bowler who is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to make no compromises on fitness and form to avoid debacles like the just-concluded World Cup.

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Lashing out at those defending Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup on the basis of the fact that the team won its last four matches, he made it clear the team should never have been in such a position.

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