Abdul Qadir feels giving Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur one other contract can be 'injustice' to others

Karachi: Spin legend Abdul Qadir would not need South African Mickey Arthur to proceed as Pakistan’s head coach, saying it is time others needs to be given an opportunity to take the nationwide crew ahead.

Qadir mentioned he differs with former captain Wasim Akram’s view that Arthur needs to be given a contemporary contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Mickey Arthur’s contract expired on the finish of the 2019 ICC World Cup. Reuters

“I know Wasim Akram has told the Board (PCB) that they should give another contract to Arthur but to me this is like doing injustice with others. Others too need to be given a chance to take the national team forward,” Qadir mentioned in an interview.

The former chief selector mentioned if Akram had a lot concern about Pakistan cricket than he ought to turn into the bowling coach of the nationwide crew.

Akram is without doubt one of the members of the PCB’s cricket committee which can meet on 2 August to evaluate the nationwide crew’s efficiency within the final three years and put together suggestions for future.

“To me Mickey Arthur has contributed nothing to the Pakistan team. In fact, he has damaged it with his clear bias towards some players including Sohail Khan, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Imran Khan who could have done a lot for the Pakistan team with their experience,” Qadir mentioned.

“No one thought how much investment has already been made in these players and how much it would hurt Pakistan cricket by sidelining them at their peak.”

Qadir mentioned Arthur used the justifications of health, self-discipline and angle to maintain the deserving gamers out.

“We have spent millions of rupees on his fees and expenses and got nothing in return. He didn’t even want Wahab Riaz in the team and sidelined him for two years but was forced to eat humble pie and accept him for the World Cup at the last moment,” he mentioned.

Qadir mentioned he did not see any sense in having a head coach within the crew, and as a substitute most popular specialist coaches in batting, bowling and fielding departments.

The out spoken leg-spinner, who performed 67 Tests and 104 ODIs, mentioned no matter resolution the PCB takes now it have to be made preserving in thoughts the subsequent 4 years not simply subsequent yr’s World T20.

Qadir backed Sarfaraz Ahmed to proceed as captain significantly within the restricted over codecs.

“I think he has done enough and shown he is a fighter to be given an extended run at the captaincy.”

Arthur, former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sarfaraz have all been referred to as for the cricket committee assembly to make shows on the crew’s performances within the final three years.


Published Date: July 28, 2019

| Updated Date: July 28, 2019


Updated Date: Jul 28, 2019 12:13:20 IST