Mickey Arthur has contributed nothing to Pakistan team: Abdul Qadir

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 12:52 IST Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMickey Arthur has contributed nothing to the Pakistan team: Abdul QadirQadir said Sarfaraz Ahmed has done enough to retain Pakistan captaincyPCB’s cricket committee will review Pakistan’s performance over the last 3 years on August 2Spin legend Abdul Qadir doesn’t want South African Mickey Arthur to continue as Pakistan’s head coach, saying it’s time others should be given a chance to take the national team forward.Qadir said he differs with former captain Wasim Akram’s view that Arthur should be given a fresh contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).”I know Wasim Akram has told the Board (PCB) that they should give another contract to Arthur but to me this is like doing injustice with others. Others too need to be given a chance to take the national team forward,” Qadir said in an interview.The former chief selector said if Akram had so much concern about Pakistan cricket than he should become the bowling coach of the national team.Akram is one of the members of the PCB’s cricket committee which will meet on August 2 to review the national team’s performance in the last three years and prepare recommendations for future.”To me Mickey Arthur has contributed nothing to the Pakistan team. In fact, he has damaged it with his clear bias towards some players including Sohail Khan, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Imran Khan who could have done a lot for the Pakistan team with their experience,” Qadir said.”No one thought how much investment has already been made in these players and how much it would hurt Pakistan cricket by sidelining them at their peak.”Qadir said Arthur used the excuses of fitness, discipline and attitude to keep the deserving players out.advertisement”We have spent millions of rupees on his fees and expenses and got nothing in return. He didn’t even want Wahab Riaz in the team and sidelined him for two years but was forced to eat humble pie and accept him for the World Cup at the last moment,” he said.Qadir said he didn’t see any sense in having a head coach in the team, and instead preferred specialist coaches in batting, bowling and fielding departments.The out spoken leg-spinner, who played 67 Tests and 104 ODIs, said whatever decision the PCB takes now it must be made keeping in mind the next four years not just next year’s World T20.Qadir backed Sarfaraz Ahmed to continue as captain particularly in the limited over formats.”I think he has done enough and shown he is a fighter to be given an extended run at the captaincy.”Arthur, former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sarfaraz have all been called for the cricket committee meeting to make presentations on the team’s performances in the last three years.Also Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKAlso Read | Virat Kohli picks MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant in kabaddi team of India cricketersAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mickey ArthurFollow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Pakistan cricket Mickey Arthur has contributed nothing to Pakistan team: Abdul QadirLeg-spin great Abdul Qadir said he doesn’t want Mickey Arthur to continue as head coach of Pakistan cricket team, saying the South Africa tactician has done nothing to the team.advertisementlast_img

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