Qadir questions Waqar’s appointment as bowling coach

December 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Dec.17 (ANI) : Former Pakistan leg-spinner and chief selector Abdul Qadir has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for appointing former speedster Waqar Younis as the bowling and fielding coach on the team for the series Down Under.

Qadir pointed out that Waqar himself was not a good fielder during his playing days.

More than that, Qadir said coach Intikhab Alam and his deputy Aaquib Javed were bowlers too, so there was no need of bringing Waqar in.

“I would be the first person to welcome any move if Waqar is given a proper posting by the PCB but I don’t agree with the move to appoint him bowling and fielding coach mainly because we already have two coaches with the Pakistan team who were bowlers,” The Daily Times quoted Qadir, as saying.

The legendary spin bowler said he fails to understand the reason behind Waqar’s appointment as the bowling coach.

“Coach Intikhab Alam and assistant coach Aaqib Javed are bowling coaches so what message is the board sending them by bringing in Waqar now into the team?” Qadir questioned. (ANI)

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