Alam attributes Pak’s ICC T20 title win to unity, team spirit

June 24th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, June 24 (ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Intikhab Alam has attributed his team’s title win in the ICC Twenty20 World Championship to team spirit and unity.

Talking to media persons just after returning from England, Alam praised all the players for their fine show throughout the tournament, and said that the win would help change the country’s image in the world.

“Our country is facing a lot of problems at this moment. People around the globe are not thinking in a positive manner about Pakistan. But the success in the World Cup gives a message that we are a sporting nation which loves peace and harmony,” The Daily Times quoted Alam, as saying.

Alam, who was also the coach of the Pakistan team which won the 1992 cricket World Cup in Australia, expressed hope that Pakistan’s success would help revive cricket in the country, which has been on the sidelines of world cricketing affairs due to the precarious security conditions.

“It is not just a title victory, it has its own significance in many ways. Most importantly to keep people of Pakistan united at this time of crisis and to revive international cricket in Pakistan,” Alam said. (ANI)

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