Cricket

Butt says no to batting coach

2010-11-01 15:04
Ijaz Butt (AFP)

Islamabad - Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson Ijaz Butt says the national team only needs bowling and fielding coaches.

Butt told reporters Monday that when a "player (batsman) comes to test cricket ... if he needs coaching he should not have been selected."

Former Test legspinner Abdul Qadir wanted the PCB to hire a batting coach in the wake of poor performances against South Africa in the Untied Arab Emirates.

Former fast bowler Waqar Younis is Pakistan's head coach with Aqib Javed - also an ex-Test fast bowler - his assistant.

Butt added that former Pakistan internationals have not been willing to help support the current side. Butt asked several senior Pakistan cricketers "to guide young players, like Mohammad Amir, but nobody has come forward."

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