Former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed has raised significant concerns regarding the coaching standards within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and critiqued the hiring process for coaches.

In a recent interview with a local sports outlet, Aaqib highlighted what he perceives as a lack of professionalism in the recruitment of coaches by the PCB.

He emphasized the importance of qualifications and experience in coaching appointments, stressing that decisions should be made based on merit.

“It’s not about jealousy, it’s about mindset. If you look at the past 10-12 years, apart from Mickey Arthur, PCB has not hired any professional coach,” Aaqib said.

“In the entire world, when there is an advertisement for coaching, the first requirement is usually a Level 3 plus qualification, followed by 4-5 years of international experience,” he added.

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“PCB hires a person first and then the advertisement comes according to that person. So when you don’t correct your advertisement, then anyone can apply, then what is the criteria?” he questioned.

The former pace bowler reiterated the necessity of creating merit-based systems for hiring, advocating for professionalism in the selection process. He emphasized that qualifications and experience should be fundamental criteria for coaching positions.

Aaqib Javed is associated with the PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars as their head coach, meanwhile he was recently appointed Sri Lanka’s bowling coach.

Lahore Qalandars, who won back-to-back PSL trophies, struggled to replicate their past successes in the recently concluded PSL 9.

Out of ten matches played, they suffered defeats in eight, secured a solitary victory, and had one match abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

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