Ramiz Raja Criticizes PCB Management for Favoring Inexperienced Foreign Coaches

Former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja, has criticized the management for employing inexperienced coaches for the national team ahead of a crucial season.

The former cricketer added that it is unfair to the local former cricketers who represent their country to condemn the sport for causing political divisions within the team.

Ramiz Raja claimed on his YouTube channel that the Najam Sethi-led management committee has favored foreign instructors without prior experience in the international circuit. According to him,  if the management is unwilling to give local coaches coaching responsibilities, they should at least respect them for their contributions to the country.

“They gave him the team because his complexion tone is distinct from ours, so they believe he will not participate in politics. “Only someone with a narrow mind could think that,” he stated.

According to Sethi, “In Pakistan, superstars cannot coach players, but a foreign coach will not engage in nepotism and favoritism because it is not part of their culture.”

Notably, Sethi had previously asserted that local coaches lacked experience instructing the national team and engaged in nepotism and favoritism. This year, PCB appointed a six-person foreign coaching staff for the national team, with Mickey Arthur serving as Consultant Team Director.

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