LAHORE Former Pakistan leg-spin great Abdul Qadir has insisted that a conference of former cricketers should be called to address the poor state of cricket. In a television interview, he said that conference of the former cricketers to find solution to the dying sport is need of an hour. The poor run continues for Pakistan and nothing fruitful is being done to salvage the national pride, former chief selector Abdul Qadir said. Qadir urged former greats to make a note of Pakistans performance and present their views. Qadir also feels that criticism on the national team should now be stopped. Since the World Cup is just around the corner therefore criticism should be stopped and concrete stepped should be taken, said Abdul Qadir who played 67 test matches for Pakistan. Abdul Qadir advised the PCB to take former greats into confidence for the betterment of the game. People like Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas must be involved in the process and their advices should be taken seriously to overcome the shortcomings, said Qadir who held the post of the chief selector for eight months last year.