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Iqbal Sikander: Developing The Game

Iqbal Sikander, World Cup winner and ACC Development Officer of six upcoming cricketing nations which are Kuwait, Afghanistan, Singapore, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar speaks from the heart.

What is most rewarding about your position at the Asian Cricket Council?

What I find most fulfilling about my job is that the countries that I am looking after have developed and prospered both in their administrative set-up as well as their performances on the field. Another aspect that is highly pleasing is the development of the general cricket infrastructure over the past four years.

What is the biggest difference with cricket played now and 10 years ago?

The game of cricket has changed dramatically primarily because of the number of One Day Internationals being played and this is what has resulted in an overall change. Back when I was playing, the game seemed to be more technically correct. Today, cricket is more on an entertainment level and now with the introduction of 2020 it’s only going to get more popular.

About the 1992 World Cup – was winning it the ultimate achievement? Could there be anything greater?

At that stage the World Cup was the ultimate. To win the World Cup is a dream come true for any cricketer and I was fortunate enough to be a part of that team. For me personally, it was the ultimate achievement.

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