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POST TIME: 23 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Imran promises to reform Pakistan cricket
GEO Super, Washington

Imran promises to reform Pakistan cricket

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday addressed the Pakistani-American community at Capital One Arena and promised to reform the country's cricket after their disappointing World Cup 2019 campaign.

“After the World Cup I have decided that I am going to reform cricket. It was very disappointing. Remember my words, Insha Allah (God willing), in the next World Cup, we will bring a professional and the best team,” he said. The prime minister, along with a high profile delegation, is in Washington DC on a three-day visit upon the invitation of the US President Donald Trump.

“We have founded our country on principles. Allah has bestowed our people with such talent that they excel wherever they go,” said the captain of the 1992 World Cup-winning team.

Speaking from his own cricketing experience, the cricketer turned prime minister said that he had learned the sport in England and taught other Pakistani players to raise their standards.

In the same manner, he aims to improve the currently struggling cricket body in hopes of producing a team that would recruit top talent. He applauded Australia's cricketing body and said that they recruited the most talented players across the country.