KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and swing king Wasim Akram has emphasised the need for improvement and consistency in the countryâ€™s domestic cricket structure.
Speaking to the media, the â€˜Swing ka Sultanâ€™ expressed disappointment at the shortcomings in Pakistanâ€™s first-class cricket set-up.
â€œItâ€™s been 70 years since Pakistan was created, yet we still donâ€™t have a proper structure in domestic and first-class cricket here,â€ he said.
Hailing Pakistanâ€™s performance in the Champions Trophy, Akram said the team needs to continue delivering such performances with consistency.
â€œWe need to invest in domestic cricket. Consistent performances will come when we invest in our domestic structure.â€
The former captain said it was a good sign that so many Pakistan cricketers are playing T20 cricket in England. He added that it would be even better if the players can get to experience Englandâ€™s first-class cricket as well.