After the removal of Mickey Arthur, Pakistan’s head coach position is attracting a lot of debate. While a group is strongly advocating the need of continuing the trend of a foreign coach, others strongly believe that Pakistan would require local coaches to ameliorate their team.
Pakistan’s former cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz
Recently, Pakistan’s former cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has joined the debate by highlighting the need of a local coach for the boys in green. The 70-year old opined that the reluctance of foreign coaches towards travelling to various cities to hunt the talented players of domestic circuit comes across as a major bane. Hence, he feels that only a local coach with good knowledge of domestic cricket can help Pakistan achieve more in International cricket.
Reflecting on Pakistan’s coaching debate, the Lahore born added, “Foreign coaches do not remain in Pakistan for longer periods. Furthermore, they are not much interested in extensively travelling to different cities for witnessing talented players featuring in domestic cricket. Therefore, no foreign coach serves the purpose of improving Pakistan cricket.”