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Preparing for World Cup

Updated July 14, 2013

OUR cricket team has not done well. However, there is still time before the next World Cup to put into action a plan for a rejuvenated Pakistani team.

Surely, there could easily be a million cricket enthusiasts suggesting an infinite variety of cures. Unfortunately, it is not such a simple exercise otherwise Bob Woolmer, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad could have got it right by now.

The problem is that from 50 runs for three out you cannot hope to post 300 runs to be in a winning position. The inability to get runs has dogged the team for decades. How to change this is the question? India has succeeded; why cannot Pakistan?

You should consult experts and get their views on the issue and in the national interest I hope somebody comes up with the correct solution.

If not I have a plan which is guaranteed to produce world-class batsmen within six months, provided there is no interference in selection and the plan is allowed to work on a war-footing basis.