Former Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saying that the board wants quick results and doesn’t have the patience to wait a bit longer to see how things turn out in the long run.
During the past two months or so, the team saw changes as Misbah and Waqar Younis stepped down from head and bowling coaches respectively. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO, Wasim Khan too relinquished his post. Amidst all these, the PCB also tweaked its 15-member squad for the International T20 Cup. Misbah feels the problem lies in the mentality as people just look out for results.
“The problem is that in our cricket we only look at results and we don’t give time or have patience for planning ahead and improving the system,” he said on the ‘A-Sports’ channel.
The former Pakistan coach further opined that the players need to be developed at the grassroots and domestic levels. He also said instant success cannot be expected right away at the International level.
“We don’t focus on the fact that we have to develop our players at domestic level and then in the national team and work on their skill development. We want results, and if we don’t get the desired results, we start searching for scapegoats,” he said.
Misbah also said that blaming someone for a series loss and sacking them is not ideal. “Unfortunately, looking for scapegoats is a norm in Pakistan cricket. After losing a match or series we look for someone as a scapegoat to save face.
“Nothing will change if we continue with this cosmetic surgery. You can change the coaches and players but deep down the problems will remain the same,” he said