Hiring coach a waste of money: Former Pak cricketer Abdul Qadir

Apr 25, 2016, 08:23 IST | PTI

Karachi: Pakistan’s spin great Abdul Qadir has ridiculed the need to have a head coach for the national team in any format and blamed the ICC for trying to sell this idea to all cricket playing nations.

“Having a coach is a waste of money and nothing else. In cricket, there is no need for a coach. The captain is the leader and the main driving force behind everything,” Qadir said.

Abdul Qadir
Abdul Qadir

He advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop wasting its energy and money on appointing a new coach in place of Waqar Younis, who resigned after the team’s poor performance in the Asia Cup and World T20.

“Tell me, do players who have played international cricket need any coaching. As far as motivating players or planning strategy are concerned in cricket the captain is the right man to do this,” he added.

Qadir said the PCB should utilise the money it spends on coaches on improving its domestic cricket structure and giving domestic players more benefits.

“I would also urge the ICC to stop this practice of sending coaches or promoting coaching concepts in other countries as it achieves nothing.”

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