“Only a miracle” can make Pakistan win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, said former Test fast bowler Jalaluddin Monday.
While speaking to The News, Jalaluddin criticized the team selection and said that players have been chosen on personal liking.
“The selectors don’t know who to choose for which type of conditions and which format. The selection has been conducted on the basis of personal liking and those who have failed before have once again been selected,” he said.
Jalaluddin also criticized Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis for stepping down right before the ICC T20 World Cup. He further added that both coaches were talking about the preparations for the tournament a few days ago.
“Ramiz hasn’t been appointed PCB chairman so far so he could not have asked them to resign, so why did both most responsible figures of Pakistan resign? A few days ago they were talking about the future planning of Pakistan cricket and especially the preparation for the T20 World Cup. And now they have resigned,” he lamented.
He said that Ramiz should not accept their resignation and let them stay until the tournament ends. “They can’t run away like this,” he said.
Ramiz could face challenges while managing domestic cricket
Jalaluddin welcomed Ramiz Raja as the new chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He said that “he understands the modern-day cricket requirements and has good reputation and relations in the world which will help Pakistan cricket.”
He further added that Ramiz will have difficulties managing domestic cricket.
“They haven’t allowed club cricket, the electoral process of cricket associations could not be started so far and only nominated people have been picked up to establish the associations on an ad hoc basis,” he said.
He added that several new job openings were available at the PCB like general managers, directors, coaches, assistant coaches, physiotherapists, managers. However, the board was unable to produce any new players.
“We are compelled to retain 40-year-old players,” he said.
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