ISLAMABAD: The performance of the Pakistan cricket team on their tour to Bangladesh hasn’t gone down well with the country’s lawmakers and former players. Many former players have described the series loss to Bangladesh as the lowest point in history of Pakistan cricket.
Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday Opposition leader Khursheed Shah called for an overhaul of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), he demanded that a professional should be appointed as the chairman of the board. MNA Sheikh Rohail Asghar said that people in PCB seem to have no experience of the sport. Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Riaz Hussain Pirzada informed the House that the performance of the team was reflective of the lack of infrastructure, facilities and absence of international cricket in Pakistan.
Former Federal Minister Ijaz Jhakrani said people in the country loved cricket and it was unacceptable that the PCB was an independent institution. “The minister should call Shahryar Khan and hold him accountable for the World Cup.”