PCB should have made Inzie bat­ting coach: Qadir

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

ISLAMABAD—For­mer leg-spin­ner Ab­dul Qadir on Wed­nes­day ques­tioned the wis­dom of ap­point­ing peal to the PCB Pa­tron in chief to kindly in­ter­vene and ap­point some crick­eter who can run the board in a bet­ter way. “If mat­ter won’t be sorted out now then the fu­ture of our cricket is not bright,” he said.

He said there were many top crick­eters in Pak­istan who can run the board in a bet­ter way than the ad­min­is­tra­tors. “In my view Ma­jid Khan, Javed Mian­dad and Za­heer Ab­bas know cricket way bet­ter than the ad­min­is­tra­tors,” he said.

Speak­ing about the ap­point­ment of coach for the na­tional team, he said there should be no head coach and cap­tain should be given the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the team. “The cap­tain should also be a mem­ber of the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee as the play­ers would then fear him and will play with re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

He said he is to­tally against for­eign coaches who coach other coun­tries in­stead of their own. “How a player who earned fame and name be­cause of his coun­try can coach an­other na­tion,” he said.

Qadir said the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) should bind coaches to coach their own coun­try. “We got a lot of tal­ented coaches in Pak­istan then why to look for them from abroad,” he said.

Talk­ing about the You­nis Khan in­ci­dent dur­ing the Pak­istan Cup, Qadir said first the board al­lows him to play in the tour­na­ment and when it gets crit­i­cism from for­mer crick­eters’ it pulls You­nis out and fines him. “PCB of­fi­cials are poor in mak­ing right de­ci­sions at right times and can­not han­dle pres­sure,” he said.—APP

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