Imran Khan blames absence of merit in PCB for team's poor show

Karachi: Pakistan's World Cup winning captain Imran Khan has said that the national team does not lack talent but absence of merit in the cricket board and wrong combinations in matches have dented its chances in the ongoing Asia Cup.

Pakistan were knocked out of Asia Cup after defeat against hosts Bangladesh last night in Mirpur and Imran took to his twitter to express his opinion on the team's unceremonious exit.

"Pakistani cricket fans' anger at the unceremonious exit of Pakistan team from T20 Asia Cup is understandable as our nation is oozing with talent," Imran wrote on his twitter handle.

File picture of Imran Khan. Reuters

File picture of Imran Khan. Reuters

"Even with the current team, if the correct combinations are played there is enough talent for success," he added.

The former fast bowler said the team cannot improve till the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) become an institution, which is built on merit.

"How can we expect this PM to select PCB chief on merit when all organisations are being headed by cronies/people rewarded for services to Sharifs," he tweeted.

Pakistan have lost seven of their last 10 Twenty20 Internationals.

PTI


Updated Date: Mar 03, 2016 20:39 PM

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