There is been a lot going on for the Pakistan board recently where teams have cancelled tours and they’re not currently on their best. Coaches are changed regularly and new local faces are seen now and then. Head coach and bowling coach, Misbah and Waqar Younis had recently stepped down from their positions. Ramiz Raja was then appointed as the new chairman of the PCB, has replaced them with Philander and Matthew Hayden for the position.
Ramiz Raja has made it clear that the one who performs well will remain in contract and the others will have to forefeet. He has also advised that the cricketers should be giving their 100% without taking any shortcuts.
I am severely disappointed in New Zealand and England’s withdrawal: Ramiz Raja
“I have come here as a cricketer and not PCB chairman. We need to improve the standard of coaching which is why we are looking to introduce foreign coaches in domestic cricket. If you want to do well as a cricketer, take the idea of shortcuts out of your mind. Performers will get opportunities so keep putting in the hard yards,” Raja said as reported by cricket Pakistan.
The arrival of Mathew Hayden and Philander will give an overseas experience in coaching and PCB will be expecting some success in the coming years.
When asked about tours that got canceled recently, Ramiz had shown his disappointment and had stated, “I am severely disappointed in England’s withdrawal but it was expected because this western bloc gets united unfortunately and tries to back each other. There was a sense of anger because first New Zealand got away without sharing information about the threat they were facing. This (England) decision was expected but this is a lesson for us because we go out of our way to accommodate and pamper these sides when they visit.” He added.
Pakistan will be aiming to win the T20 World cup this year in UAE as they have a competitive squad to compete against the world’s best.