Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has revealed that skipper Babar Azam and interim coach Saqlain Mushtaq have recommended foreign coaches for the national team. Even wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan has spoken in favour of the overseas experts.

“During my discussion with Babar, Rizwan and Saqlain, they all said it would be better to bring foreign coaches on board,” said Ramiz.

Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander were part of the coaching set-up during the ICC T20 World Cup. The Men in Green were among the top performers and made it to the semis of the event. They eventually lost to Australia, who went on to win their maiden trophy in the shortest format of the game.

Raja said he told the trio that in his view local coaches should be with the team on away tours so that they get a chance to groom themselves and gain experience.

Raja disclosed that he intentionally didn’t appoint any technical coaches for the tour of Bangladesh and West Indies series as he wanted to see the team stands on its feet with its own thinking.

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