ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday was apprised on the Pakistan cricket team’s poor performance in T-20 World Cup, saying, only one cricketer was representing Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) management.
“Only one cricketer was representing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management and its affairs were being run by non-cricketers, majority merely focussing on perks and privileges rather than cricket team’s performance”.
This was stated by the Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada while responding to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Khalida Mansoor and others regarding poor performance of Pakistan cricket team during the T-20 World Cup.
He said that it was a matter of great concern that national team could not perform well and batting line, particularly top three, badly flopped, he added.
The minister said efforts were being made to review its past glory. Under short term measures, selection committee was being changed besides replacing the captain of the team, he said and added new coaches were also being hired.
Riaz Hussain said for next assignment, camp would be set up at Abbottabad to acclimatize the players with England’s environment. The minister said that he had also forwarded the name of Majid Jahangir to the Prime Minister who is a patron in chief of PCB.