Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja told the PCB that ‘Pakistan cricket has collapsed’. On Saturday, the Green Shirts were eliminated from the World Cup 2023 after failing to restrict England to a low total and chasing down the target in the required overs to surpass New Zealand in net run rate (NRR) and advance to the semis
‘Pakistan cricket has collapsed’: Says Ramiz Raja
The Men in Green lost 93 runs against the reigning champions in their last-round match and were bowled out at 244 while chasing England’s 338-run mark. Former PCB chairman stated on YouTube: “How would Babar do captaincy then?” “When you [bowlers] don’t take wickets with the new ball and start getting expensive [conceiving runs].”
“And then PCB would convene ex-cricketers to ask how to fix cricket? Who gave them board control? Are they just supposed to huddle and change the captain and coaching staff and look like they did anything big?”
The ex-cricketer demanded an end to press leaks and speeches at major events and slammed the newly appointed interim head selector Tauseef Ahmed.
“Without passion, Pakistan’s cricket won’t improve. You must modify your thinking. He said, “You must stop leaking news to your favorite reporters.”
“The new chief selector that you’ve appointed, look at his old clips and how badly he has talked about Babar and [Mohammad] Rizwan, you want your cricket to progress by appointing a 70-year-old who knows nothing about selection?”
The 1992 World Cup winner said Pakistan cricket has crumbled and highlighted local club issues. Cricket in Pakistan has collapsed. Club cricket prohibits spiked batting, bowling, and fielding. The clubs allow the firms their practice grounds to organize tennis-ball cricket on weekends because it makes money.”
“This entire system needs to change and the board should change itself first,” he said.
Remember, Pakistan won four games and lost five in its World Cup campaign, finishing with eight points from of 18. Pakistan has missed the World Cup semi-finals for the fifth time this century, losing to India in 2011.