A doctor in England had given coaching courses to several Pakistani cricketers for monetary benefits in the past
Question marks over the coaching courses taken by Pakistan cricketers are rising as many individuals with suspicious qualifications are affiliated with different teams and are part of the country’s current cricket system.
According to details, a doctor in England had given coaching courses to several Pakistani cricketers for monetary benefits in the past. These courses were not recognised by the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but during the tenure of Director National Cricket Academies Mudassar Nazar, many of these suspicious courses were approved in order to fast-track former cricketers into the coaching setup. Many individuals benefited from the move and are still enjoying roles in domestic teams.
Recently, the National Cricket Academy was renamed the National High Performance Center (NHPC) and Nadeem Khan replaced Mudassar Nazar as the director. Sources have claimed that the Director of the NHPC, Nadeem, had failed a level-three course in 2012 after not submitting an assignment.
Meanwhile, Samiullah Niazi had failed the second assignment of a level-two course and could not succeed in a second attempt either. He is currently occupying a coaching role in the Northern Association first XI.
Abdul Rehman does not have extensive experience in first-class cricket but was appointed as the head coach of Peshawar due to his level-four coaching credentials.
On the other hand, Abdul Razzaq holds a level-two coaching qualification and occupies the head coach position in the Central Punjab first XI.
Level-four coaching qualification holder and former cricketer Wasim Haider, meanwhile, was given the charge of a second XI side.