Pakistan's disappointing performances in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2016 has seen fans and cricketing greats call for an overhaul of their domestic structure. Former bowling legend Wasim Akram too has joined in by saying Pakistan is lagging 10 years behind other cricketing nations in terms of domestic structure.
After thrashing Bangladesh in the opening game, The Men in Green have lost back-to-back games to arch-rivals India and New Zealand.
"I mean we are not doing anything right. In the New Zealand game Sharjeel's knock was the only silver lining and to some extent Sami's bowling. Otherwise we were really bad in all areas", Akram said, as quoted by Gulf News.
"What we have here is the best lot that was available in Pakistan. They are the cream. The problem is that most of them aren't world class and for that I blame our system, which is extremely faulty."
"Our cricket is 10 years behind the modern game. We are lagging behind teams like New Zealand because we haven't updated or upgraded our system. You can't keep repeating your mistakes and then expect different results."
Coach Waqar Younis had recently said Pakistan are "not good enough" to play in the semi-final. Like his fellow fast-bowler Akram, Younis too had criticized the domestic structure in the country.
The Men in Green's ICC T20 World Cup campaign has been shrouded in controversy ever since they landed on Indian shores. Security concerns had forced authorities to shift the high profile India and Pakistan match from Dharamshala to Kolkata and skipper Shahid Afridi has faced criticism from experts and fans back home over his "love India" comment.