Waqar appointed head coach of Sylhet Sixers
Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis has been appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh Premier League team Sylhet Sixers for the next two editions of the tournament.
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.”