Changing captain is not a solution: Tauqeer Zia

Changing captain is not a solution: Tauqeer Zia
Azhar Ali.
Shukriya Pakistan

LAHORE: Former PCB Chairman, Lt. Gen (R) Tauqeer Zia said that changing captain will not make any difference in team’s performance, instead working on youngsters in National Cricket Academy (NCA) can help Pakistan’s cause.

“(Board) should work with young kids, whom you can coach,” he said while talking to media.” Once a player gets into national team, he cannot be coached.”

“Until you do not pick deserving cricketers from grass-root level and utilize the facilities of NCA properly (to train them), team’s performance will be similar,” he added.

The former PCB boss believes that Mohammad Amir has lost his bite. Although, he was against his comeback in national team, but now when he has returned, he backs him.

“(Fielders) dropped a number of catches off (Mohammad) Amir during the Test series,” he stated. “However, Amir has lost his bite, you also need a strike bowler at the other end so that he can take more wickets.”

He also supported the idea of giving another chance to Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, the other two culprits of spot fixing.

Tauqeer Zia also highlighted that Pakistan play on UAE pitches throughout the year, they should play on much quicker pitches to perform better against teams like Australia.