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“He is contributing nothing to our cricket”
Former Pakistan chief selector Iqbal Qasim has become the latest person lash out at head coach Dav Whatmore for having “no interest in the future or well being of Pakistan cricket”.
Qasim stated that Whatmore was “useless” and was only interested in making money rather than actually helping to improve the standard of cricket in Pakistan.
“From what I have seen he is there only for a job and he has no interest in the future or well being of Pakistan cricket,” Qasim told PTI.
According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are paying Whatmore approximately Rs 1.6 million.
Qasim added that Whatmore does not have any plans of his own as he constantly “just says or does what the captain wants”.
“Whatmore also just says or does what the captain wants and he is contributing nothing to our cricket,” he said.
Whatmore’s contract will expire early next year and there have already been numerous rumours suggesting that the PCB are looking for a new head coach.
Qasim called on the PCB to hire a local coach as they are not afraid to “speak up and make their point”.
“Local coaches do speak up and make their point which is not the case now,” Qasim said.
The former chief selector added that he feels as if the selection committee should be given more authority when making decisions instead of constantly being “overruled”.
“The captain and coach should be independent while deciding on the playing XI but the squad should be prerogative of the selectors,” Qasim said. “Unfortunately in the past there were many instances where we were overruled.”