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Babar Azam keen on foreign coach: Ramiz Raja

Even wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan is in favour of bringing in experts from overseas
Babar Azam.
Babar Azam.
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PTI   |   Karachi   |   Published 03.01.22, 01:10 AM

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has said that captain Babar Azam and interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq had recommended foreign coaches for the national team. Even wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan is in favour of bringing in experts from overseas.

“During my discussions with Babar, Rizwan and later Saqlain they all said it would be better to integrate foreign coaches in the national team’s dressing room,” the former Test captain said.

Raja had brought in Australian Matthew Hayden and South Africa’s Vernon Philander as batting and bowling consultants in the Pakistan dressing room for the T20 World Cup where the team lost in the semi-finals.

Raja said his view, which he conveyed to the trio, was that more local coaches should be with the team on away tours so that they get a chance to gain experience.

He also disclosed that he had intentionally not appointed a full support staff of technical coaches for the tour of Bangladesh and the home series against the West Indies recently as he wanted to see the team stand on its own feet and take its own decisions.



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