During the previous edition, Waqar was roped by Sixers as their brand ambassador and mentor.
The chief executive of Sylhet Sixers Yasir Obaid told reporters: “I think having someone like Waqar in our team as the head coach is a dream come true. We feel that in these kinds of tournaments, a mixture of foreign and local coaches in the team management is essential as a reputed foreign coach can have foresight to address many issues that our local coaches might ignore.”
He added: “The arrival of Daniel Vettori and the participation of the coaches such as Tom Moody and Mahela Jawayardene suggest that high profile coaches certainly have a huge influence in shaping the team.”
Obaid also informed that they have got a long-term development project under the umbrella of Sixers to help grow stars from their hometown: “We have already spoken with Waqar regarding the academy that we dream to start in Sylhet in the near future to nurture local cricketers and give them a platform to showcase their talent. Waqar will be heading that project [academy] once it gets rolling. We have already seen few places for the academy and soon will select an ideal place to launch our dream project.”