Successful World Cup campaign would help revive Pak cricket: Waqar

Monday, February 21, 2011

DHAKA - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has reiterated that a good performance from his players in the ongoing World Cup will help revive the state of cricket in their country.

“I have no doubt in my mind about the importance of this World Cup for the Pakistan team. It is a very big event in itself, but for Pakistan cricket, it becomes all the more significant because of the many problems our cricket has faced in recent times,” the Nation quoted Waqar, as saying.

Waqar also insisted that his players were aware of the importance of doing well in the six-week tournament.

“They know that if they perform well it will go a long way in the revival of our cricket. There is no doubt that our people need a big victory and this would also reignite the passion for cricket in the country,” he said.

The Pakistan coach further said that he was satisfied with the preparations, and the mood in the team ahead of their opening match against Kenya on Wednesday.

“We have spent around 10 days in Bangladesh and played two warm-up matches and in this time we have utilized all our energies to boost our fielding and shore up our physical fitness, which is going to be crucial in the matches,” he added. (ANI)

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