Published On: Thu, Apr 28th, 2016

Inzamam must employ as batting coach: Abdul Qadir


Abdul Qadir

Abdul Qadir, who is the ex-Pakistan leg-spinner, stated on Wednesday that experienced batsman Inzamamul Haq should have been assigned as the national team’s batting coach rather than a chief selector.

Qadir criticized Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of ineffectiveness in the choice of the novel chief selector for Greenshirts.  He stated that “PCB is unable to pick the right man for the right job,” he continued as, “One can easily see a batting coach job would suit Inzamam better since he has been one of the greatest-ever Pakistani batsmen,”

The experienced spinner stated that bad batting performance in latest tournaments was the key cause for Pakistan’s breakdown. He told that “We all know that batting was where Pakistani team lagged behind other teams in Asia Cup and World T20,” he further stated that “I appeal to PCB Patron-in-Chief to kindly intervene and appoint a former cricketer who can run the board in a better way,”

The 60-year-old mourned that the problem is vital for the upcoming Pakistani cricket. He told as, “If we are unable to solve this matter, then the future of our cricket is bleak at best,”

He stated that there were numerous apex cricketers in Pakistan who can lead PCB in a good way than it is the existing administrators. He stated that “In my view Majid Khan, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas know cricket way better than the [current] administrators,”

Discussing regarding the selection of a coach for the national team, Qadir stated there must be no head coach and captain must be handed the liability of the team. He added as “The captain should also be a member of the selection committee so the rest of the squad fears him and subsequently play with more responsibility,”

Qadir is not in favor of the selection of foreign coaches who coach further countries rather than their own. He told that “How a player who earned fame and name because of his country can coach another nation,” he added, “We have a lot of talented coaches in Pakistan, so why to bother to look for them abroad,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.