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PCB should support Younis: Imran Khan


London: Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Imran Khan said Thursday the country’s cricket authorities should support captain Younis Khan.

“Younis is a courageous captain but he needs support,” Imran said.

The man who led the country to its maiden World Cup win in 1992, also backed Younis, who was criticised for branding Twenty20 cricket as mere “fun” cricket. “Younis is right in saying Twenty20 matches are just about entertainment,” Imran maintained.

Imran also asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to replace national team coach Intikhab Alam with a younger and modern trainer, saying only by embracing new technology can national cricket proceed in the right direction.

He pointed out 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 Thursday.

The former all-rounder refused to predict the eventual winner in the ongoing World Twenty20, saying predictions were a 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.”