Players should be consulted before hiring coach: Akram

Wasim Akram said PCB should concentrate on finding the right talent and getting it to the National Cricket Academy Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Islamabad: Sep 17, 2011

Wasim Akram believes had he been the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, he would have captain for at least a period of one year and would also consult the players before selecting the head coach.

“First of all I would just try to have one leader and at least announce him for a year, and then get a coach and obviously get a guy who the boys will get along with.”

“Either it s a foreign coach, or it s a Pakistani coach, whoever, you should ask the boys first because they are going to be working with him. Bring stability into the system and I think everything will eventually work,” he told PakPassion.net.

Akram said, his next step would be to concentrate on finding the right talent and getting it to the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

“The PCB have such wonderful facilities in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, everywhere, have people getting their youngsters, especially in summer where nobody does anything for a couple of months, to come. Also, try to get the Pakistan “A “and emerging sides on tours to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, wherever it can be arranged the more tours, the more the players will improve and learn,” he added.