We need modern coach: Imran
LONDON: Imran Khan on Thursday asked the Pakistan
Cricket Board (PCB) to replace national team coach Intikhab Alam with a
younger and modern trainer, saying that only by embracing new technology
can national cricket progress in the right direction.
The former Pakistan captain said that Intikhab belongs to a different
era and is not the right choice to coach the national team.
“I believe that we need a more modern coach, who can take our team in
the right direction,” said Imran, who arrived here on a personal visit
Imran decided to throw his weight behind Younis Khan, saying that the
PCB should support him. “Younis is a courageous captain but he needs all
Imran also backed Younis Khan, who was criticised for branding Twenty20
cricket as mere ‘fun’ cricket. “Younis is right in saying Twenty20
matches are just about entertainment.”
Imran refused to predict the eventual winner in the ongoing World
Twenty20 championship saying that predictions is risky business when it
comes to the slam-bang format.
“Twenty20 is completely unpredictable. I mean one day you will see
Australia getting thrown out of the first round and then the Netherlands
winning against England.”
Imran said that Friday’s clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was a huge
match for both sides adding that Younis Khan’s men can win it if they
play to their potential.