A Call to Abolish the Pakistan Cricket Team Amidst Economic Crisis

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A Call to Abolish the Pakistan Cricket Team Amidst Economic Crisis

Pakistan Cricket vs. National Welfare: A Critical Financial Decision

By: Farukh Shehzad

In the recent ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 in New York, the Pakistan cricket team has faced two consecutive, devastating defeats. The first blow came from the USA, a team playing its debut match, with players who are not even professional cricketers.

These amateur players, who spend most of their time running their businesses, managed to defeat our national team. The second, even more humiliating defeat, came at the hands of India. In this match, the Pakistan cricket team was tasked with chasing a modest target of just 120 runs—a target that should have been easily achievable.

Unfortunately, the players lacked seriousness and responsibility, resulting in another embarrassing loss.

At this point, it is futile to dwell on these defeats or discuss which players should be removed or included in the team. Such deliberations are now meaningless and a waste of time.

Given the dire economic condition of Pakistan, where we struggle to fund basic necessities, it is time to make a tough but necessary decision: to say goodbye to the Pakistan cricket team and abolish it entirely.

Pakistan is currently facing severe economic challenges. We lack the funds to effectively run our country, yet millions of dollars are being spent on our cricket team.

This expenditure is proving to be wasteful, providing no tangible benefits to the people of Pakistan. Instead of pouring money into a failing cricket team, these funds could be redirected to help alleviate the poverty that so many of our citizens endure.

By abolishing the Pakistan cricket team, we could save a significant amount of money. This money could then be used to improve the lives of those living in poverty, making their lives easier and happier. It is time for us to prioritize the welfare of our people over the fleeting prestige of an underperforming cricket team.

The decision to close this chapter of Pakistani cricket might be difficult for some, but it is necessary for the greater good of our nation.

Let us focus on building a better future for our citizens by directing our resources towards meaningful and impactful initiatives that truly benefit the people of Pakistan.