ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting in connection with bringing improvement in cricket.
The meeting reviews various steps about the present situation of cricket in the country, its administrative structure and the steps taken to highlight local talent in this regard.
The meeting was attended by Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Secretary Akbar Durrani, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, Lt Gen (r) Muzamil Hussain, Waseem Gulzar Khan, Subhan Ahmed, Mudasar Nazar, Haroon Rashid, and others.
According to media reports, the premier rejected all plans proposed by the Board to improve the domestic cricket structure and remarked that the members should improve cricket without taking into account vested interests.
He reportedly said no one has improved cricket yet while the talent was emerging without any support from the system, directing the PCB to structure the first class cricket as present in Australia with six teams, two from Punjab and one each from every province.
He said that no country would be able to compete against Pakistan in cricket if the system he proposed is implemented in the country.