Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani believes that the national team has currently the best coaching staff led by the head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.
“The national side has a formidable backroom staff, led by Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis and Younis Khan, who are proven performers. Surely, these youngsters will benefit from their experience and improve their cricket skills and knowledge,” Mani said while talking in 28th episode of PCB’s podcast.
“Then Misbah is not alone, he has with him Waqar and Younis, who have performed wherever cricket is played. To supplement these stalwarts, we have employed Saqlain Mushtaq and Mohammad Yousuf. I remain confident that with the quality coaches we engaged, we are heading in the direct direction,” he added.
Ehsan also expressed disapointment on pacer Mohammad Amir and opener Sami Aslam’s retirement from international cricket.
“I was sad to hear about Mohammad Amir and Sami Aslam’s decisions to quit international cricket. I wish the two had spoken to the PCB before announcing their decisions,” he maintained.
“Amir, unlike some of the leading fast bowlers who play all formats to maintain high standards of fitness, first preferred to play white-ball cricket before retiring, while Sami should have taken a leaf out of Fawad Alam’s book and tried staged a comeback after performing strongly in domestic cricket,” Mani added.
Meanwhile, he was pleased with the cricket being played behind closed doors and decision to tour England in tough times and holding complete domestic season.