A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Mohsin Khan slams PCB’s decision to hire batting coach

Khan believes Pakistan are hiring way too many coaches

Former Pakistan head coach Mohsin Khan has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to hire a full-time batting coach, while also raising questions about whether current coach Dav Whatmore should be replaced.

Khan was the coach of the national team when they whitewashed England, who were the number one Test team then, 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates in January.

He was also in charge when Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka at the very same venue.

PakPassion.net quoted Khan as saying: “When Dav Whatmore took over, it was said by the PCB that the head coach will also be the batting coach, but they have now indicated a batting coach is also required, I don’t understand the sudden change of plan but then again, the PCB has some intelligent minds amongst the people who will make that decision and I hope it works for them.”

Khan noted that Pakistan already had too many coaches, and adding a batting coach alongside bowling coach Mohammad Akram and fielding coach Julien Fountain was not going to help in any way whatsoever.

“There are already too many coaches. Once Dav Whatmore was signed, the PCB said we need a fielding coach, so they signed a fielding coach. Then they said we need a bowling coaching and they subsequently signed a bowling coach, now they need a batting coach. With all the specialist coaches around I don’t know what Dav Whatmore is required for. I feel batting guidance is required because there are some problems with our batsmen which seem to linger on, but I feel that the guidance should be coming from the head coach and not from a batting coach,” Khan added.

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