Abbas reveals the key to Pakistan becoming the best team in the world

Zaheer Abbas believes that in order for Pakistan to become the top team in the world, the PCB needs to hire local coaches cricket

Zaheer Abbas: “Pakistan is blessed with great talent while our coaches have delivered well for the country in the past and they are capable of performing at the highest level”

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Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas believes that in order for the national team to become the best side in the world, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have to hire local coaches.

Abbas’ comments come at a time where there is a lot of speculation surrounding Mickey Arthur’s future as head coach.

With Arthur’s contract having expired after the World Cup, where Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals, reports indicate that he will be sacked.

Should that be the case, Abbas urged the PCB to pick a local coach to succeed Arthur rather than look for another foreign candidate.

“For last two decades or so, the PCB has heavily relied on foreign coaches and never trusted local talent,” he told The Nation. “Pakistan is blessed with great talent while our coaches have delivered well for the country in the past and they are capable of performing at the highest level. The PCB needs to provide opportunities to the seasoned local coaches, who have given their lives to cricket.

“If we closely monitor the performances of foreign coaches, they have not given any extraordinary performances. We can’t give a decade to a coach just because [he] helped the team [win] the Champions Trophy. Now it’s [been] more than two years [since] Pakistan has won [an] ICC event.”

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