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    "We are looking ahead to 12 very exciting months for Pakistan cricket" : Wasim Khan

    In a wide ranging exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Board Wasim Khan, spoke about his future at the PCB, the status of proposed tours to Pakistan by England, New Zealand and Australia, his meeting with Mohammad Amir, his thoughts on Younis Khan's resignation, the progress on several projects within Pakistan cricket, his assessment of the current team’s and coach’s performance and his message of exercising patience to all Pakistan cricket fans.


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    PakPassion.net: What’s the latest update regarding your future at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)?

    Wasim Khan:
    The current situation as it stands based upon informal conversations with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani is that there is a desire for me to continue for a further three years but that’s subject to ratification by the Board of Governors. My contract expires at the end of January 2022 so there’s no hurry right now in terms of making a decision on this issue. Certainly, from my side there is a lot of work still to be done and we are starting to gain some momentum behind the scenes in a lot of areas that we are trying to develop. So, it’s really just waiting to see what the next steps are for the PCB and taking it from there. Regardless of how this pans out, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time during my tenure and will continue to do so in the future.


    PakPassion.net: If an extension was offered to you, would you accept it or are you looking to move on to a new challenge?

    Wasim Khan:
    I clearly need to think it over because my family is back in the UK. However, we also have a big year for Pakistan cricket in 2022 with Australia coming in February and England coming for an extended period before the World Cup and also after the event so there’s lots of cricket coming up. In addition, we’ve also applied to host some ICC events and should our bids be successful, work on the organization of these events will need to begin early next year too. Clearly, there’s a lot to be done in the near term and the future and those are precisely the sorts of factors that I would need to consider before I make any decision.


    PakPassion.net: Why are you still seen by some as the foreigner who is trying to damage Pakistan cricket?

    Wasim Khan:
    My intelligent response to that point is do a comparative study in terms of what was done previously and what has been done in the last two and a half years. There are a number of things you can look at during that period of time and you can start with the revival of Test cricket in particular. Trust is built through relationships and relationships come through individuals. I know the conversations that I’ve had to have with Australia, England and New Zealand and which I am continuing to have with them, all of which are based upon our good relationships and a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make that happen.

    We had the MCC tour for the first time led by Kumar Sangakkara and that paved the way for visits by other overseas teams. We’ve changed the domestic structure based on the Prime-Minister’s vision of going down to 6 teams. Our focus is to get a high-quality domestic cricket set-up that can translate into similar performances in international cricket with the players coming through this system. When you change a whole system, you aren’t going to get results in 6 months, but if you speak to players who are currently playing domestic cricket and ask them about the quality of the cricket being played, the pitches and the hotels they stay in compared to what it used to be, you will hear a lot of praise for these changes. It will take more time and year after year it will get stronger and better, but we just need to remain patient. However, on the field, we do need to look at why we are still going to places like New Zealand and Australia and losing, and what improvements we need to make to fix this problem.


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    PakPassion.net: What are the other areas where you feel you have made progress at the PCB?

    Wasim Khan:
    We’ve made good strides in women’s cricket and in creating a more professional and equitable system. We’ve tried to involve more of our former stars like Saqlain Mushtaq, Mohammad Yousuf, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq to uplift the quality of our cricket and cricketers. In doing so, we’ve tried to leverage the skills provided by the stars of yesterday to add value to Pakistan cricket. Now whether it works or not is a separate matter but certainly from our perspective one of my key goals was to engage these past players because when I arrived on the scene, I couldn’t understand the level of hostility and lack of trust between former players and the PCB. So, I’ve gone out my way to try and build good relationships with these guys and communicated and engaged with them and listened to their ideas and thoughts because it’s important that we have these stars contributing to Pakistan cricket.

    We’ve also re-vamped the NHPC and in doing so, I feel that we’ve got a framework now for the long-term success of Pakistan cricket. We currently have just under 4000 cricket clubs that will be up and running from September. This did take longer than we had planned because we had to go through due process as a lot of phantom clubs existed from the 3500 club names, we were given two and a half years ago. Many of those clubs did not even exist and that is the level of corruption and dishonesty that was going on. We’ve got the six cricket associations set up with their own Boards, we are holding coaching clinics, umpiring clinics and we’ve employed close to 100 coaches who are ex-players and are now going to be working across our 93 cities as part of our city cricket associations.

    We’ve played over 220 domestic matches since September during this Global Pandemic which is no small achievement and it’s a hell of an effort from the PCB staff to ensure that cricket went on despite the challenges we faced and continue to face. We completed PSL 5 and PSL 6 under difficult and challenging circumstances, we’ve got people on the ICC Board now and we’ve got more ICC Committee members now than ever before. We continue to engage in a lot of corporate initiatives such as renewing our relationship with the Shahid Afridi Foundation.


    PakPassion.net: What would you say to those who are very concerned about the current standard of Pakistan teams across all formats?

    Wasim Khan:
    All I will say is that we’ve taken small steps to improve Pakistan cricket, and it’s not been easy. I always believe if you want to do things sustainably then you need to think them through properly, but I can’t thank the Pakistani fans enough. Yes, they are frustrated, but trust me I’m as frustrated as anybody when we don’t perform on the field, as are the players despite what people might think. The players do care deeply about representing their country and we will continue to strive to get better and better. But patience has to be the key because we are starting from a position of inconsistency, and we are trying to root that out, but this issue has always been at the heart of our game for the last 30 years and nothing much was done to change that, and nobody can tell me otherwise.




    PakPassion.net: There are some allegations that the PCB is overlooking the importance of Test cricket. What’s your response?

    Wasim Khan:
    We want to be successful in Test cricket which is the pinnacle of this sport for every country. If you ask most cricket fans, they will agree with this sentiment and say that Test cricket is critical and important for us. So, playing more Test cricket is really important in our point of view but there’s a misconception amongst some that we reduced one Test on the tour of the Caribbean in favour of playing more T20Is. The bottom line is Cricket West Indies (CWI) is struggling financially at the moment and holding an additional Test match would have cost them a huge amount of money. So, we’ve tried to support each other particularly with South Africa and West Indies who along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been huge supporters of Pakistan in the past. When CWI’s request came, we did push back to keep it as 3 Tests but then we backed off as we also understood that this demand was not financially viable for them and we certainly didn’t want to put them in a tough position. It wasn’t just done to add more T20Is as we don’t receive a single penny when we visit other countries for playing more T20Is. After all, it’s their home series not ours. There were misconceptions that we did it for money which is completely wrong because there is no monetary gain in it for us at all.


    PakPassion.net: What’s the update regarding England’s tour of Pakistan this year?

    Wasim Khan:
    At the moment it’s all systems go and there’s nothing to suggest that England will not tour Pakistan. There’s a strong feeling that they absolutely want to make that tour happen and it’s clearly in the diary. COVID-19 considerations permitting, we fully expect that tour to go ahead as planned.


    PakPassion.net: In addition to England, there are quite a few other home series scheduled, are they all on track?

    Wasim Khan:
    Absolutely, we are expecting New Zealand to visit Pakistan to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is. In addition, West Indies are due in Pakistan in December for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs and we have Australia due in February so it’s a busy period and we have lots to look forward to in the next eight months ahead of us. We’ve finalised the itinerary for the tour by New Zealand and they’ll be sending their people over in August to check security and COVID-19 related protocols and we expect this stage of the proceedings to go swimmingly well.

    With Australia, we are just finalising the schedule at the moment and I don’t see no reason why either of those countries will not be touring Pakistan. We have said all along that sport and COVID-19 have to co-exist and cricket is exactly the same. We are part of the sporting fraternity so life must go on. But we also know that the health and well-being of players is paramount, and we will continue to do whatever we can to make sure we put all the required processes in place and for this purpose, we will engage with the same external agency that we used in Abu Dhabi for the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Obviously, with our earlier experiences, we now are wiser in terms of what we need to put in place to ensure that all goes well and we will leave nothing to chance.


    PakPassion.net: There is a potential issue with next year’s Pakistan Super League clashing with the Indian Premier League (IPL). What are the other options for next year’s PSL?

    Wasim Khan:
    We are going to be speaking with the franchises over the next few days regarding this issue. The fact is that Australia is returning to Pakistan after 22 years and there is no other opportunity to play them except during this period of time. Cricket Australia made it clear that this is the only window they have and we are looking to finalise 3 Test matches against them so we will have to find a mutually agreeable solution for a different timeframe for next year’s PSL rather than February.

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    PakPassion.net: What grievances did Mohammad Amir share with you during your meeting with him at his residence?

    Wasim Khan:
    Mohammad Amir has already publicly stated what his complaints were in this regard and as our meeting was a private matter, I won’t divulge what was discussed between us and will leave it with the Cricket Board to deal with the issue. To clarify, I went to his house as an investment of my time to understand his grievances and see if there was a way forward. Waqar Younis and others have already said that the door is open for him to take back his retirement and make himself available again. I have a good relationship with Amir and speak with him regularly and there are no issues or any vendetta from the PCB side or point of view, and we will always remain open to quality players if they want to make themselves available for the country. After this meeting, Amir knows our stance and I’m aware of his stance, but for the good of the country it’s up to him if he wants to make himself available.


    PakPassion.net: Do you think Mohammad Amir will take back his retirement and make himself available for his country once again?

    Wasim Khan:
    That’s a tough question to answer for me. That’s really down to Amir as a choice because as we know he announced his retirement from all formats. If he wishes to come back, then the first thing he would need to do is to take back that retirement. He will need to make himself available, play and do whatever was required from a domestic cricket point of view and to put himself in the shop window and be available for selection. Then it’s clearly a case for the selectors to make a decision based on form and fitness and whether he merits a place in the side just as any Board would do. You want your very best players to be available and any sport or country would want that. We all know what he can bring to the table. He’s a big match player with a temperament for the big occasion but ultimately the ball is in his court. I suppose it’s down to personal choices as you cannot force people and we certainly won’t be doing that as a Board.




    PakPassion.net: How disappointing was it that Younis Khan resigned from his position as the national team’s batting coach?

    Wasim Khan:
    There is no doubt in my mind that Younis Khan is a legend of Pakistan cricket. During his playing days, he was the master at understanding what was required to deliver on the big stage consistently. He is someone who I have the utmost amount of respect for as an ex-player and our relationship reflects that. We were having conversations on a regular basis, but he had a number of concerns, regarding what he saw and what he was observing regarding Pakistan cricket and there was also a slight disagreement about the timeframes to join us on the tour of England as logistically it was a challenge for him and it didn’t work out. He wanted to part ways which we then agreed with, but the relationship remains intact. So much so that I could easily pick up the phone today and have a conversation with him. You have to respect people’s choices and the decisions that they make. Yes, it was disappointing for us because you want someone like Younis involved at that level, but I certainly wouldn’t write-off Younis Khan coming back and supporting and adding value in other areas of Pakistan cricket through coaching in future.


    PakPassion.net: I guess there’s a ready-made replacement for Younis Khan, in Mohammad Yousuf?

    Wasim Khan:
    We just have to look at what’s required moving forward for this specific role and we aren’t going to rush into any decisions yet. Mohammad Yousuf is doing an excellent job at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) and the feedback we are getting about his work there is exceptional. But we just have to work out what the dynamics look like and come to a good decision in this regard.




    PakPassion.net: Is Misbah-ul-Haq’s role as Head Coach under threat?

    Wasim Khan:
    Look, ultimately this is a performance-related business. The coaches have been in place for 2 years now and people will argue and debate on whether we have made progress or not. As things stand, we will review the outcomes of the England and West Indies series once the West Indies tour is over and we will ask the coaches to present their cases on where they see Pakistan cricket at the moment and the contributions they are making, but it’s important not to keep jumping at knee-jerk reactions as soon as there are changes or we lose a match or a series. Pakistan fans remain loyal as long as we are fighting, and we are showing energy and spirit which is what they expect. If we take that approach more times than not, then we will be successful.


    PakPassion.net: How disappointed were you with the outcome of the 3-match ODI series against England?

    Wasim Khan:
    Needless to say, I was hugely disappointed and saddened by what I saw in the 3 ODIs against England and it was a shock in terms of the level of performances. The players have to take their share of responsibility. If the players are not up to it when representing their country, then questions that need to be asked are why that is, and why did we come badly second-best in the 3 matches. But knee-jerk reactions after losing a series are not what’s needed, and we have to take a step back and analyse the situation rationally. We are not defending the performances or saying that we aren’t assessing the performances of the players or coaches – that certainly isn’t the case. We will review this situation properly and thoroughly at the end of the tour of the West Indies.


    PakPassion.net: What positives do you see from the Pakistan cricket team’s recent performances?

    Wasim Khan:
    The positives for us have been the re-emergence of Hassan Ali who has come back fitter, stronger and a better player, whilst Mohammad Rizwan’s continuing consistency across all formats has been exceptional. We are also pleased with Shaheen Shah Afridi who has been performing consistently in all three formats whilst Babar Azam just goes on and on. He might go through a lean patch once in a while, but he always comes back stronger and better. Usman Qadir will get more opportunities to play, and I think he’s a very exciting prospect for us. We have Mohammad Hasnain who will only get better and he’s becoming a far more intelligent bowler now. I’m sure Haider Ali will come back in the future better and stronger as a human being and as a player so there’s much to be enthusiastic about and be positive about.

    Yes, some of the results haven’t been great but we have beaten South Africa in a Test series at home and won the T20I series and then we went to South Africa and won the ODI and T20I series. So, there’s a number of things for us to celebrate, but we just have to tinker a bit more and become consistent in our approach and our attitude and I am sure that the good performances will follow.


    PakPassion.net: Are you confident that you will get the go-ahead to host one of the ICC tournaments that the PCB has bid for?

    Wasim Khan:
    We wouldn’t have applied to host ICC tournaments if we weren’t confident of being successful. One has to remember that the return of Test cricket back to Pakistan has been huge. Obviously there has been a trickle of white-ball cricket from 2015 into Pakistan and we got to the stage a couple of years ago where we said we were not paying any teams or players to come to Pakistan which had been taking place since 2015. There’s a huge amount of work which has gone on by the Government of Pakistan and the Regional Governments to create a safe environment for players, so much so, that players are now confident of playing in Pakistan. Obviously having PSL players involved from the beginning has helped and has broken down some of the negative perceptions of the country. When players come to Pakistan for the first time, they are surprised that really, we are just a normal country. Every country has its issues but by and large the Government has cleaned up the country from a terrorism point of view and we provide a safe environment for players to play their cricket with state level security.

    We therefore felt that we were now in a strong position with the return of cricket full time to Pakistan. With South Africa already having toured, we’ve got New Zealand, England and Australia coming all in the space of 12 months, and it pleases me to say that these countries, apart from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and West Indies have all been incredible supporters of Pakistan cricket. There’s now a real understanding from other countries around the world that Pakistan is as safe as anywhere and there’s also a strong need now with other countries laying the pathway for them to come and tour here as well. We are delighted that from February this year we were looking ahead to 12 very exciting months for Pakistan cricket. The bids have gone in, and we’ll find out by the end of September if we have been successful. But certainly, we will do everything we can to try and bring at least one ICC tournament to Pakistan from the period of 2024 to 2031.
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    The fact is that Australia is returning to Pakistan after 22 years and there is no other opportunity to play them except during this period of time. Cricket Australia made it clear that this is the only window they have and we are looking to finalise 3 Test matches against them so we will have to find a mutually agreeable solution for a different timeframe for next year’s PSL rather than February.
    It is wishful thinking to expect CA to agree to playing 3 tests for an away series against Pakistan given that they haven't done so since 2002. They'll be demanding an itinerary which doesn't require their players to stay in Pakistan for longer than a fortnight.

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    Excellent interview.
    Honest admission of current teams weaknesses but would have preferred had he revealed the action plan taken by PCB at the grass root levels and also shared how they go about their long term plans.

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    Really good interview questions, covering every dimension which fans wanted to know about and well answered by Wasim Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    ve also re-vamped the NHPC and in doing so, I feel that we’ve got a framework now for the long-term success of Pakistan cricket. We currently have just under 4000 cricket clubs that will be up and running from September. This did take longer than we had planned because we had to go through due process as a lot of phantom clubs existed from the 3500 club names, we were given two and a half years ago. Many of those clubs did not even exist and that is the level of corruption and dishonesty that was going on. We’ve got the six cricket associations set up with their own Boards, we are holding coaching clinics, umpiring clinics and we’ve employed close to 100 coaches who are ex-players and are now going to be working across our 93 cities as part of our city cricket associations.
    Really looking forward to this as proper roadmap for cricketers and grass root setup was lacking for a long time. This naturally impacted the talent pipeline/ pool hugely.

    Now with around 4000 genuine clubs and 93 cities part of city cricket associations, one would surely expect a lot more competition and products with development at different levels behind when the reach the regional teams. I hope there is an integration between the setups at different level so that any quality talent flows throw the main system in a smooth manner.

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    @Saj if possible any updates on the work being done to establish school cricket again would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    It is wishful thinking to expect CA to agree to playing 3 tests for an away series against Pakistan given that they haven't done so since 2002. They'll be demanding an itinerary which doesn't require their players to stay in Pakistan for longer than a fortnight.
    A truncated tour on the cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen4ever View Post
    A truncated tour on the cards?
    Given that the WTC schedule only reflects two tests for this tour, I doubt we'll get to see a longer series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    @Saj if possible any updates on the work being done to establish school cricket again would be great.
    I'll ask.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I'll ask.
    Thank you!

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    WA is a good man but the PCB as an institution is self serving with the main aim of its employees to do nothing and earn big salaries ( which bar our army is the same for all of other institutions). That is a cultural thing that will never change unless you sack most of the employees and start again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    It is wishful thinking to expect CA to agree to playing 3 tests for an away series against Pakistan given that they haven't done so since 2002. They'll be demanding an itinerary which doesn't require their players to stay in Pakistan for longer than a fortnight.
    They toured Sri Lanka in 2011 and 2016 for 3 tests. So why not Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    They toured Sri Lanka in 2011 and 2016 for 3 tests. So why not Pakistan?
    The reasons the PCB haven't scheduled 3-match series against Australia on neutral territory have been twofold: lack of interest from CA to play more than the bare minimum against Pakistan; and the PCB's exorbitant costs of organizing test matches in empty stadiums in the UAE.

    Sri Lanka has until recently been a somewhat attractive touring destination, there are no grumblings from players about there being nothing to do outside the hotel. For players from New Zealand and Australia, Pakistan has suffered in comparison to Sri Lanka from a perception of the country being a proverbial backwater. There were a few complaints about the quality of accommodation from Australian cricketers and CA (then ACB) staff that toured in 1998.

    Given that it's the first tour in 24 years and there's no obligation of playing an extra test in the FTP, it's unlikely CA will grant this request. Not sure what the PCB can offer in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    The reasons the PCB haven't scheduled 3-match series against Australia on neutral territory have been twofold: lack of interest from CA to play more than the bare minimum against Pakistan; and the PCB's exorbitant costs of organizing test matches in empty stadiums in the UAE.

    Sri Lanka has until recently been a somewhat attractive touring destination, there are no grumblings from players about there being nothing to do outside the hotel. For players from New Zealand and Australia, Pakistan has suffered in comparison to Sri Lanka from a perception of the country being a proverbial backwater. There were a few complaints about the quality of accommodation from Australian cricketers and CA (then ACB) staff that toured in 1998.

    Given that it's the first tour in 24 years and there's no obligation of playing an extra test in the FTP, it's unlikely CA will grant this request. Not sure what the PCB can offer in return.
    These are all fair reasons. But I do think WK can negotiating something with them. Also Australia will need as much preparation and practice in Asia as their next WTC cycle has matches in SL, PAK, and IND. So they'll want the extra practice, so maybe they'd like a 3t
    3rd test.

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    I'm glad he clarified that it was WICB that had one test excluded in favor of 2 T20Is and not the PCB.

    Also feel that a home test series against Australia is much more important than the PSL. So the PSL can and should take a backseat to it. I don't have a problem with it clashing with the IPL because average people in Pakistan don't watch the IPL anyway and that would free up the international players that don't get picked in the IPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    The reasons the PCB haven't scheduled 3-match series against Australia on neutral territory have been twofold: lack of interest from CA to play more than the bare minimum against Pakistan; and the PCB's exorbitant costs of organizing test matches in empty stadiums in the UAE.

    Sri Lanka has until recently been a somewhat attractive touring destination, there are no grumblings from players about there being nothing to do outside the hotel. For players from New Zealand and Australia, Pakistan has suffered in comparison to Sri Lanka from a perception of the country being a proverbial backwater. There were a few complaints about the quality of accommodation from Australian cricketers and CA (then ACB) staff that toured in 1998.

    Given that it's the first tour in 24 years and there's no obligation of playing an extra test in the FTP, it's unlikely CA will grant this request. Not sure what the PCB can offer in return.
    Yeah all of this checks out in my book. CA have always had a dismissive stance towards PCB and the fact that they are going to be touring after 24 years says all that needs to be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    I'm glad he clarified that it was WICB that had one test excluded in favor of 2 T20Is and not the PCB.

    Also feel that a home test series against Australia is much more important than the PSL. So the PSL can and should take a backseat to it. I don't have a problem with it clashing with the IPL because average people in Pakistan don't watch the IPL anyway and that would free up the international players that don't get picked in the IPL.
    I want the PCB to choose another window for the PSL, one that is not just right before the IPL and doesn't clash with the IPL.

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    Any chance of uploading the audio of the interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I want the PCB to choose another window for the PSL, one that is not just right before the IPL and doesn't clash with the IPL.
    Why though? Its not like our players have anything to do in that window. And since only a select group of international players will get picked for the IPL, that will leave alot of good-great talent for PSL franchises to acquire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Any chance of uploading the audio of the interview?
    I did tell Wasim that it would be a written interview rather than audio.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    Why though? Its not like our players have anything to do in that window. And since only a select group of international players will get picked for the IPL, that will leave alot of good-great talent for PSL franchises to acquire.
    The top creme will no doubt get picked in the IPL. The PSL needs this top creme, they will obviously avoid the PSL if it is played just before the IPL or during the IPL. The PCB needs to schedule the PSL after the IPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    The top creme will no doubt get picked in the IPL. The PSL needs this top creme, they will obviously avoid the PSL if it is played just before the IPL or during the IPL. The PCB needs to schedule the PSL after the IPL.
    In theory you are right. However, when has PSL ever had more than one big name per team that can also get picked in the IPL easily? On top of that PSL is always hampered by availability issues due to the Feb/March window.

    Furthermore, I would add that PSL has been able to cultivate its own unique identity. Most foreign players in this league are not necessarily guys who play for their national sides, or even get picked in the IPL. That doesn't mean that they aren't good players, the point is simply that they are going to be there regardless, so its not like we will need a huge leftover foreign player pool from IPL.

    But the upside is that the players who don't get picked in the IPL, but get picked in the PSL, will probably be available for the entire tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    In theory you are right. However, when has PSL ever had more than one big name per team that can also get picked in the IPL easily? On top of that PSL is always hampered by availability issues due to the Feb/March window.

    Furthermore, I would add that PSL has been able to cultivate its own unique identity. Most foreign players in this league are not necessarily guys who play for their national sides, or even get picked in the IPL. That doesn't mean that they aren't good players, the point is simply that they are going to be there regardless, so its not like we will need a huge leftover foreign player pool from IPL.

    But the upside is that the players who don't get picked in the IPL, but get picked in the PSL, will probably be available for the entire tournament.
    I don't agree with the PSL being a top quality league. Players get tested when they are tested against the best. So many high performing PSL super stars have been routinely exposed in international cricket. One cannot use the PSL as a guage to say that the PSL fast bowling standards are the best in any T-20 League given that the bowlers are not exposed to the Best T-20 batsmen in this league and benefit from the slow sluggish pitches in the UAE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I don't agree with the PSL being a top quality league. Players get tested when they are tested against the best. So many high performing PSL super stars have been routinely exposed in international cricket. One cannot use the PSL as a guage to say that the PSL fast bowling standards are the best in any T-20 League given that the bowlers are not exposed to the Best T-20 batsmen in this league and benefit from the slow sluggish pitches in the UAE
    Fair point. But PSL is never going to get enough big name players anyway because most are unavailable when the PSL is typically held or only play the IPL like the Australians. I reckon by running directly with IPL, they will be able to get more world-class players than they typically get because whenever an IPL auction happens there is a long list of unsold world-class players whom I read about in the news the next day. Granted they will miss out on names like Rashid Khan, Kieron Pollard, Gayle but that is a small price to pay to have better rounded foreign player talent pool.

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    Regarding Misbah, I think they will give him until the T20 World Cup and see where the team is.

    I don't think Wasim/Mani will be keen to go into the T20 World Cup with a new coaching team - it would be too risky.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Regarding Misbah, I think they will give him until the T20 World Cup and see where the team is.

    I don't think Wasim/Mani will be keen to go into the T20 World Cup with a new coaching team - it would be too risky.
    In that case both Mani and Wasim should resign. Both acts like puppet on the strings and wasted more than 2 years knowing how bad will be Waqar, Misbah and Majed.
    We could improve our cricket by putting professional coaches for our national and junior teams. Just waste of money. They could save money by putting no coaches at all instead of bag of garbage.

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    Exciting 12 months ahead? We will loose more than we would win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    In that case both Mani and Wasim should resign. Both acts like puppet on the strings and wasted more than 2 years knowing how bad will be Waqar, Misbah and Majed.
    We could improve our cricket by putting professional coaches for our national and junior teams. Just waste of money. They could save money by putting no coaches at all instead of bag of garbage.
    I must confess Mani and Wasim are puppet.
    Actual decision makers are zakir khan and Wasim and their strings are being pulled by IK

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    Sorry Wasim - but no amount of planning could have foreseen the events in Afghanistan!

    Lets hope we do get some cricket in the next 12 months.


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    A proposal to start the HBL Pakistan Super League season 7 on January 25 has been presented, according to sources.

    It was originally expected that the tournament will begin in the first week of January in the next year but a clash with the Emirates Cricket League is likely to cause a delay.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who is also the Acting Chairman, Wasim Khan led a virtual meeting with franchise owners in which they were updated about the development.

    The delay would also lead to lesser weather interferences during the matches in Lahore.
    Another positive outcome of the delay could be that foreign players participating in the Big Bash League (BBL), which will be played from December 15 to January 28, will be free to participate in a majority of HBL PSL matches.—Agencies


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    It could be a roller coaster 12 months, rather than exciting.

    Seems like a lot of changes are on the horizon.



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    I wonder if Wasim Khan will still be at PCB in 12 months?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I wonder if Wasim Khan will still be at PCB in 12 months?
    What has he done wrong exactly and which superhero do we have waiting in the wings to do a better job?

    The lack of consistency in every field imaginable surely has been killing us more than Wasim has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I wonder if Wasim Khan will still be at PCB in 12 months?
    Good idea to reach out to him?

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    Exciting or not, hopefully you will not be a part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Exciting or not, hopefully you will not be a part of it.
    Wasim Khan's contract will not be renewed as per Dawn report.

    PCB chief executive Wasim Khan may continue to complete his contract expiring in February next year. After his departure Ramiz will not appoint any new CEO, rather will prefer to also enjoy his powers.

    But how Ramiz will manage to control Wasim’s powers — given to him by Mani — till February 2022 will be a test case for the former Test opener as approval of the Board of Governors is required for determining the powers of every key PCB official like chairman, CEO and others.

    Source: PCB likely to create post of director cricket
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1646626/pc...rector-cricket

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    Hope Wasim Khan stays at his job. He is a true professional and I'm sure will work well along with Ramiz.

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    Today's unfortunate events leave him in a difficult spot going forward as the concept of regular international cricket in the country is waylaid for a while.

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    People used to blame Sethi for “buying” players to play in Pakistan m. I guess now they know how important was it to do that

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    I'm afraid we may have to replace exciting with challenging.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu_Hamza View Post
    Wasim Khan's contract will not be renewed as per Dawn report.

    PCB chief executive Wasim Khan may continue to complete his contract expiring in February next year. After his departure Ramiz will not appoint any new CEO, rather will prefer to also enjoy his powers.

    But how Ramiz will manage to control Wasim’s powers — given to him by Mani — till February 2022 will be a test case for the former Test opener as approval of the Board of Governors is required for determining the powers of every key PCB official like chairman, CEO and others.

    Source: PCB likely to create post of director cricket
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1646626/pc...rector-cricket

    Not a good news, and not sure if they have someone locally better than Wasim Khan to drive the process, especially decision making and handling media.

    If Ramiz wants to take WK role then I believe he will falter soon, better is to renew WK contract after what unfolded with the NZ series and with the England series hanging , need some one who persuades the cricketing world to visit Pakistan. He is like pretty much the face of PCB.

    I’m afraid PSL will also move to UAE if WK goes away.
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    So what happens to those exciting 12 months?


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    Heart breaking...

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    Wasim got pushed out the door by Ramiz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Exciting or not, hopefully you will not be a part of it.
    Thank you.


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