Waqar Younis applies for Pakistan bowling coach role
Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis has applied for the Pakistan bowling coach role as per reports.
Waqar Younis, who was the head coach of Pakistan twice has now applied for the bowling coach role, according to reports. He has submitted his application with the national cricket board.
Waqar has been their coach twice in the past with the most recent stint coming between 2014 and 2016. After the World Cup failure, Pakistan are on a mission to start afresh and they have already sacked their coaching staff including MIckey Arthur.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq also applied for the head coach role, according to the reports. Misbah is being seen as the favourite to succeed Arthur and is currently in charge of the team for a 17-day camp.
It has also been informed that the new head coach will also be handed the chief selector’s job. Commentator Ramiz Raza labelled this as impractical and unsuitable.
“This idea can work in the western block where the administration is professional not just at the top tier but at every level; and where an individual can do no funny business even if he has absolute power. But in Pakistan cricket such an experiment is not without its risk. This is impractical and unsuitable. This has never been done before and no one has even tried it. There is no need for such an experiment now. The coach and chief selectors’ roles should be kept apart,” he said.