Former Pakistan cricketers, Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq have been roped in by the Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] to serve as coaches of its High-Performance Center [HPC] in Lahore.
According to an article published in Hindustan Times, Mohammad Yousuf confirmed the development to the media, stating that he is delighted with the offer and has accepted.
According to a PCB source, besides Yousuf and Razzaq, former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has also been offered a coaching position in the HPC, which has gone a considerable revamp in the past few months. The HPC is also working on a reassessment of umpires, match referees, scorers, and coaches of professional teams in the domestic circuit.
PCB aims to blood former cricketers like Mohammad Yousuf, Basit Ali, Abdul Razzaq and my others in coaching roles
Meanwhile, former Test cricketer, Nadeem Khan has been appointed as the Direction of the High-Performance Center after old faces like Mudassar Nazar, Haroon Rasheed, Agha Zahid, and Ali Zia were released or fired by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
”The PCB has hired the services of former England Cricket’s Performance Director David Parsons, who was also a spin bowling coach since 2006 at the ECB academy at Loughborough in the UK,” the source was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
The source further added that Parsons had prepared a working document for the HPC and is working in tandem with Nadeem Khan.and the idea is to get more former cricketers to get involved in coaching centers.
“The idea is to get more former stalwarts involved in coaching positions not only at the High-Performance Centre but also with the provincial and Under-19 teams so that players can have access to the best coaching and training facilities,” the source said.