With Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inviting fresh application for the national team head coach and other coaching staff, Javed Miandad, on Thursday, 18th July, suggested the PCB to hire a local coach for the side if they want to develop a strong team to regain once owned status in the cricketing world.
Miandad, batting legend and former Pakistan captain, believes that a local coach who is well-acquainted with the country’s cricketing system can bring the game on right track. His comment came after Pakistan failed to reach the semi-final of the World Cup 2019.
As per reports in Business Recorder, Miandad stated: “If greats like Sir Viv Richards or Sir Ian Terence Botham were brought to the task then one can understand what caliber they can bring in Pakistan cricket, otherwise foreign coaches cannot carry on with our players.”
He further explained, “A person, who has played cricket practically all his life, can coach players better than the one who just sits on a computer and analyses things scientifically.”
Meanwhile, there are reports that the PCB are thinking to hand over the One Day team’s captaincy to anyone from Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, and Babar Azam.
Though, Miandad has a different view on the same, saying the board must look for fresh approach instead of someone who have already enjoyed their prime.
Miandad signed off by saying, “PCB must set their priority straight of how to improve with cricket and must decide whether they want to go back or move forward. We need a fresh start with a new face to lead the team.”
(With Business Recorder Inputs)