Waqar Younis wants local coach for Pakistan Cricket Team – Cricket News Update

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Waqar Younis wants local coach for Pakistan Cricket Team – Cricket News Update

Legendary fast bowler, Waqar Younis, who recently stepped down from the ranks as Pakistan’s head coach, urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a local coach for the national side.

Pakistan’s former coach said that the foreign coach may find it difficult to adjust with the local culture, therefore, preference should be given to a Pakistani person while appointing the head coach for the Green Shirts.

“I think it is ideal to have a local coach for many reasons. A Pakistani coach actually understands the nature and mental approach of the players, and has a stronger understanding of the system.” He told ESPNcricinfo.

The 39-year-old, who also coached the Men in Green in the ICC World Cup 2011, termed his coaching tenure as a triumphant period.     

“If I had a successful stint with Pakistan it was only because I came up through the system and hence understand it quite well.” Younis added.

Before the start of series against Sri Lanka, PCB announced a committee to find an appropriate person for the coaching post of the Pakistani side, which is vacant after Younis’ resignation. 

However, the governing body of cricket in Pakistan failed to take the decision to appoint the coach for the national team despite the committee shortlisting 5 candidates.

In the meanwhile PCB gave reins to the chief selector, Mohsin Khan on interim basis for the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, and clarified that the appointment of the full time coach will be made after the series.

Younis the veteran of 87 Tests, and 262 ODIs, also added that coach should have authority to select the national side.

 “The coach must have a role in selecting the best team to work with and hand over to the captain in the field. Pakistan needs to have a clear selection role for their coach. After all, you need to have someone responsible for results and interestingly it’s
always the coach who gets sacked if results are not good.”

Waqar Younis resigned from his post citing health issues and has joined the commentary team for the ongoing series being played in the middle east.

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