PCB drops Abdul Qadir, Sarfaraz Nawaz from talent hunt programme

PCB will appoint new coaches after Zaka Ashraf’s return AFP

Lahore: Sep 11, 2012

Former Pakistan Test players, Abdul Qadir and Sarfaraz Nawaz have been dropped by the PCB from the coaching panel of the national talent hunt programme after developing differences over contractual and security issues.

Sources in the PCB confirmed that both the former stars will no longer be part of the panel, although, they were the key coaches along with Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed in the first phase of the national hunt programme held before Ramazan.

“Some problems arose after Qadir insisted on a long term contract and Sarfaraz kept on giving media statements in which at times he criticised the board policies which is a violation of the code of conduct for employees,” a source said.

He said Sarfaraz, a former pacer, was not happy with the contract he had with the board insisting the money being paid to him was not reflective of the physical work he endured while travelling around the country.

“Qadir had insisted on a long term coaching contract until 2015 to scout out new spinners,” the source added.

He said Sarfaraz and Qadir also had some problems with the Board over the security being provided to them during the national hunt programme and had also demanded they be given life insurance for the term of their contracts.

“The board has not decided as yet on their replacements as the national hunt programme’s second phase has been delayed by a few days. But when the chairman Zaka Ashraf returns home this week, new coaches would be appointed,” another source said. (PTI)