Imran Khan took to his twitter to express his opinion on Pakistan's unceremonious exit © Getty Images
Imran Khan took to his twitter to express his opinion on Pakistan’s unceremonious exit © Getty Images

Karachi: Pakistan‘s World Cup winning captain Imran Khan has said that the national team does not lack talent but absence of merit in the cricket board and wrong combinations in matches have dented its chances in the ongoing Asia Cup. Pakistan were knocked out of Asia Cup after defeat against hosts Bangladesh last night in Mirpur and Imran took to his twitter to express his opinion on the team’s unceremonious exit. “Pakistani cricket fans’ anger at the unceremonious exit of Pakistan team from T20 Asia Cup is understandable as our nation is oozing with talent,” Imran wrote on his twitter handle. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 10 at Dhaka

“Even with the current team, if the correct combinations are played there is enough talent for success,” he added. The former fast bowler said the team cannot improve till the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) become an institution, which is built on merit. “How can we expect this PM to select PCB chief on merit when all organisations are being headed by cronies/people rewarded for services to Sharifs,” he tweeted. Pakistan have lost seven of their last 10 Twenty20 Internationals. PCB assures of changes in Pakistan squad before ICC World T20 2016

With Pakistan suffering an embarrasing exit from the ongoing Asia Cup T20 2016, PCB chairman Shahryar Khan on Thursday said there will be changes in the national squad before the opening match of the World T20 which begins in India next week. “I assure their will be changes in the national team before the World Cup begins because accountability is necessary for the continuing poor performance of the team in ODIs and T20 cricket,” Khan told the media in Lahore.