ISLAMABAD, Jul 8 (APP): Former head coach Waqar Younis has
as his suggestions and ideas can help Pakistan cricket to move
Waqar said the key decision-makers advising the Chairman
should be former cricketers. "I have stated this fact in my
recommendation reports to the Pakistan Cricket Board."
"You need a cricket committee who make the cricketing
decisions. What's happening is that all of the decisions are coming
from the Board of Governors and there are no cricketers amongst
them," he told Pakpassion.net.
"We need to give responsibility to cricketers such as Wasim
Akram, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Ramiz Raja. Wasim needs to be
utilised more by the Board for suggestions and ideas and to help
Pakistan cricket move forward," he said.
Waqar said we have to make sure our domestic structure is
improved and is of a better standard. "Look at the example of South
Africa who was out of international cricket for many years but I
remember going to South Africa for the first time in 1994 and when
playing against them I felt like this nation had never been away
from international cricket . This was due to their strong domestic
cricket structure that produced excellent cricketers".
He said our stadiums are empty, nobody is watching domestic
committee needs to have eight to ten top quality cricketers as their
ideas can be beneficial to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and
Pakistan cricket 's future."
committee, but instead they have brought in Iqbal Qasim and Nadeem
Khan who played cricket so long ago and are not really in touch with
modern day cricket . I have nothing against these people but we need
to move forward," he said.
Speaking about the new head coach Mickey Arthur, Waqar advised
Mickey to be patient and honest. "He is an experienced coach and he
has coached around the world and that will be beneficial. I think
the Pakistan team will blossom under Mickey."
"Things are moving forward, Mudassar Nazar is there now and he
will do a good job with the academies and we have to be patient.
Everyone has to give Mickey some time and not expect too much, too
soon," he said.