January 31, 2014

Former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram said he supports the appointment of local coaches over foreign coaches for the national team.

Akram and two other former captains Javed Miandad and Intikhab Alam, who were part of the 1992 World Cup winning team, are to be involved in choosing a new coaching team for the national side with Dav Whatmore and England’s Julian Fountain leaving their coaching positions this month at the end of two-year contracts.

According to The Dawn, Akram, a former great fast bowler, said that he supported the appointment of local coaches as he believes that local coaches can handle and manage the Pakistani players better, although he insisted that he is not against the appointment of foreign coaches.

“I am not against foreign coaches but I believe local coaches can handle and manage the Pakistani players better,” he told reporters. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has placed an advertisement in national newspapers and on its website but has not stated clearly whether foreigners are eligible to apply, the report added.

Courtesy: THE CRICKET COUNTRY



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