ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former cricket captain Imran Khan said Saturday support of regional team is the sole option for revival of cricket in the country.
Talking to a Private News channel, he said there is no shortcut for revival of cricket except promotion of regional cricket as no departmental cricket is played anywhere in the world and departments only support regional team.
Imran Khan said that defeat of team does not mean that Chairman Pakistan Cricket Bord (PCB) should resign as he does not have any connection with performance of team.
He said actual role of selectors and captain is important in the performance of team. Therefore, Chairman must be selected through electoral process to make cricket an institution.
“We have more talent in Pakistan than Australia and our players rise without any system, therefore, we must follow Australian system to find out talent for cricket. We must promote regional cricket,”he added.
Imran said Shahryar Khan may be given a supervisory role and then hold election in PCB after six months.
Replying a question, he said,” if I have time, I may form a team of international standard from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There is not a single fast bowler in India but we have a number of fast bowlers”.