ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir coined PCB’s fitness camp as useless and claimed that it will not help the national side to do well in England.
Qadir, instead, emphasized on providing more match practice to players before the tough assignment, “Instead of the camp the PCB should have formed four teams and have conducted matches among them,” he said.
The legendary leggie further stated, “The best players should have been inducted in the playing eleven for the series against England and the second-best should have been kept as standbys.”
Abdul Qadir said that the board thinks that he just criticizes the PCB without any reason, however, he provides them solutions as well.
Qadir advised the cricket board to form two teams for the future. As per the former test cricketer, the boot camp will only help players with fitness and will not assist them with their skills.
He also responded on Shahryar Khan’s comment on education of players, “Hanif Muhammad, Mushtaq Muhammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Inzamam ul Haq, Younus Khan, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar are some examples of the top players who were not very educated.”
He pointed out the absence of the head coach while the cricketers are attending such an important fitness camp, “What can one expect from them [PCB]. The board is holding the camp for players and the head coach is missing from it.”
However, the Qadir hailed Shan Masood due to his top fitness and said that he has some big expectations from the youngsters for the upcoming tour.