LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) summer camp finished at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore yesterday with former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad expressing his satisfaction over the state of backup created as a result of the camp.
“I’m very satisfied with the summer camp,” said Miandad at the Gaddafi Stadium after the completion of a practice match. “The important thing was that my input was not wasted and I got a positive result out of it. It shows that the young players are on the right track.”
He recommended the board take greater input from the coaches running the camp so that probables for the senior squad could include performing youngsters. “We should devise a proper plan to select teams for international commitments. The PCB could’ve approached us and we could’ve given them recommendation from what we’ve seen in the camp.”
Miandad also offered his services as a batting consultant for Pakistan’s tour of England that starts late June. The squad will have the services of Waqar Younis, Ijaz Ahmed and Aaqib Javed as coaches but the PCB, in the past, raised the possibility of including a batting consultant for tours.
“Pakistan needs attention in every department as they are a good side on paper but lack performance at times. I’ve been contacted by the board for the coaching assignments but since I don’t have much time, I’m only available for a short period.”
Published in the Express Tribune, May 28th, 2010.