We don’t want to deprive players from making money: Waqar Younis

Pakistan bowling coach opened up on players’ participation in T20 leagues

We don’t want to deprive players from making money: Waqar Younis PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis is closely monitoring players’ participation in T20 leagues, around the world, bearing in mind their workload management.

While speaking to media after Pakistan’s win in the second ODI against Zimbabwe, which also helped them clinch the three-match series, Waqar said that players have the right to earn money by playing T20 leagues.

“First of all I am more concerned about international cricket, as in how can the bowlers be ready to play for Pakistan and I am not that bothered about the leagues; There are policies about playing in leagues as we don’t want to deprive these kids from making money,” said Waqar.

“When it comes to granting NOCs [No Objection Certificates], we have to really look at the schedule as in can we allow the bowler to go away, play a league and then expect him to come back and perform for Pakistan. All these factors are considered before the NOC is granted to play in a league,” he added.

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The former Pakistan speedster also stressed on the importance of trying out youngsters during the ongoing Zimbabwe series.

“Haris Rauf and Musa Khan made their debut and they are getting better and better, so we are trying to give opportunities in this series to the younger lot so that they settle in and we can have good bench strength. This is because we have some major cricket coming up such as the World Cups and the tour of New Zealand. We are trying our best to develop a good team,” he said.