India‘s continued dominance in the International Cricket Council (ICC) events and the Board of Control for Cricket in India‘s (BCCI’s) influence in international cricket has prompted Pakistan coach Moin Khan to admit that India is not just a powerhouse but they should contain a leaf out of their neighbor’s book.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman believes that Pakistan fans, players and board need understand that India’s meticulous planning and the mental intensity of their players has led them to a fresh layer. Moin said “The Indian players are groomed in the (IPL). The contention is extremely tough there at present. The players who come through this system and work it to the top are quality actors and have the power of holding pressure at the highest level,”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also declared that it intended to launch its Super League T20 competition in January next year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Moin hoped that the Pakistan administrators would think along these businesses and take required steps.
“We necessitate to realize and accept the facts, this is the foremost footfall in the right way, if we are honest and work with the vision, then only can we overcome India at the big stage (ICC world events)” The PCB decision to make its own T20 league also stems from the fact that Pakistan players, despite their standing in T20 cricket, have been kept out of the cash-rich league since 2008.
Moin said whatever may be the reason, this had deprived Pakistan players the prospect to run alongside and against other international participants in a competitive league which would have been a serious learning curve for them.
Pakistan lost to India in the recent ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh, continuing the jinx of not being able to win against India in World Cup events.