Ramiz Raja suggests appointment of ‘team director’ instead of head coach


Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has called for the appointment of a team director instead of a head coach.

The 58-year-old Ramiz termed it as a way of modern thinking while talking in the ARY News program ‘Sports Room’.

“I think all the things related to the senior team, U19 cricket, A team, academies, first-class coaches should be overseen by a team director,” he said.

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Ramiz also believes that there must be different coaches for different formats. “Roles must be defined where there can be a different coach for T20 cricket and Misbah-ul-Haq should remain coach for Test cricket,” he added.

Ramiz thinks that the coaches should not be appointed on regular basis. “Coaches must your ‘horses for courses’. Suppose, if you are traveling to South Africa, appoint a guy who has local knowledge and he stays with the team. Long-term appointment backfires and it should be understood to appoint coaches for a short time period,” he added.

Watch Ramiz Raja’s complete interview here: