Basit likely to be roped in as batting consultant

Junior chief selector to be given added responsibility for World T20.


Our Correspondent March 07, 2016
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KARACHI: With the failures of Pakistan’s batting line-up piling up, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has summoned junior selection committee chief Basit Ali to Lahore.

The former Test batsman, with 19 Test caps and 50 ODIs to his name is likely to be offered a batting consultant role for the upcoming World T20.

Basit is one of the most successful coaches around at the domestic level but hasn’t served at the highest level before. During his reign, departmental outfit SNGPL have won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on multiple occasions, including the latest 2015-16 edition.

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The 45-year-old is expected to be added to the team management for the coveted tournament in India rather than replace anyone.

During his stay in Lahore, Basit is likely to meet PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and chalk out a strategy to improve the approach of the WorldT20 squad.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2016.

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COMMENTS (4)

Anas Zubair | 5 years ago | Reply Player like that of Basit Ali who was below average batsman will now become batting coach. Perfect example of nepotism.Future of our Cricket rest in peace.
Mohit | 5 years ago | Reply @Bazing81: An average player dosent mean an Average coach. Look at the profiles of Dave Whatmore, John Buchanan and Late Bob Woolmer, They have played less international cricket than Basit Ali. But proved to be amazing coaches.
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