Ex-Pak player Sarfaraz questions ex-coach Waqar's commitment to national cricket

Islamabad, Sun, 18 Nov 2012 ANI

Islamabad, Nov. 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan Test player Sarfraz Nawaz has questioned the commitment of former head coach Waqar Younis to cricket, and accused him of ditching the national team to apply for the Australian bowling coach job.

Nawaz said that when Younis was needed the most by Pakistan, he left his job citing health reasons, but applied for the Australian coach job, which he could not bag.

"Then Younis started giving expert comments on different sports channels and now Waqar wants to become the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore. How a person like Waqar could be given such an important job as his commitment with the country and cricket is doubtful," The Nation quoted Nawaz, as saying.

"I think the PCB chief is confused as he is not implementing already set criteria of domestic cricket instead he is in consultations with different persons and all set to take on board Former skippers Inzamamul Haq and Waqar Younis for improvement in domestic structure. How could Waqar and Inzamam suggest changes in domestic cricket as they both have no experience whatsoever of domestic cricket and have no knowledge of implementing modern techniques in domestic structure," he said.

Nawaz backed Zaheer Abbas' appointment as the national batting coach, saying: "Instead of Zaheer Abbas applying for the batting coach slot, the PCB should have kept in mind the services he rendered for Pakistan cricket and should have offer him the managerial slot with the national team." (ANI)



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