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    The PCB Coaches dilemma-Could "Too many chiefs" become a problem for the Head Coach?

    With the news that Saqlain has now thrown his name into the PCB Coach candidates list, it would appear that if chosen, we could have

    Head Coach: Waqar Younis
    Batting Coach: Inzamam ( or another prominent Pakistani batsman)
    Spin Consultant: Legendary Spin bowler - Saqlain

    Question is - is that the smartest way forward? Will the Head Coach then be left keeping the peace with humongous egos that will control each of the areas?

    Dilemma indeed for PCB!



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    In my opinion, it's a great idea. You need someone to look up to whether you are a batsman, pacer or a spinner.

    Having a batting, fast bowling (also head coach :vicky), spin bowling and fielding coach will result in a stable and organized structure with clearly defined roles.

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    It all depends on Head Coach - if he is a control freak, then he may have an opinion on each area of coaching and thus create friction.


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    Its only 6 coaches.

    We have a Manager in Moin.

    And the rest will be specialists in their area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    It all depends on Head Coach - if he is a control freak, then he may have an opinion on each area of coaching and thus create friction.
    He's the head coach after all

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    This job advertisement looks like something you would in the urdu Mashriq akhbaar. At least make a colored one, with the PCB logo in its true colors.

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    Its not that much.

    Look at the ECB how many they've got!

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    This is Pakistan - clash of egos is a real possibility.


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    Wouldn't some of these specialist coaches be better served at the NCA?

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    The biggest problem we have is moin still being manager


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    I think Waqar, Inzi and Saqi would get on quite well tbh. Waqar handles quicks, Inzi handles bats and Saqi handles spin so there wont be much interfering in each others work.

    Besides Saqi and Waqar have been in different coaching stints, Waqar with Tom Moody I believe and Saqi in a professional enviroment at W.I and NZ so they'll have learnt a lot and I'm sure will not clash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaudrySaab View Post
    I think Waqar, Inzi and Saqi would get on quite well tbh. Waqar handles quicks, Inzi handles bats and Saqi handles spin so there wont be much interfering in each others work.

    Besides Saqi and Waqar have been in different coaching stints, Waqar with Tom Moody I believe and Saqi in a professional enviroment at W.I and NZ so they'll have learnt a lot and I'm sure will not clash.
    The term Head Coach implies that he will be in charge of all coaches


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    The term Head Coach implies that he will be in charge of all coaches
    Yeah I know, the role looks to be Waqar's and all I am saying is listening to him in commentary and that he works alongside the Tom Moody. He sounds more professional and speaks a lot more sense than his first stint.

    Though I'm not in favour of him as head coach, I believe Waqar will be more responsible and professional this time.

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    How about no head coach?

    I mean, having a coach for each department, and then a manager to preside over them? Give everyone clear instructions to mind their own business and not interfere with another coach, and everything should run smoothly.


    Just because my team doesn't win doesn't mean they aren't the best in the world.

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    They didn't advertise for a pace bowling consultant. Looks like its either decided that Waqar's getting the job or we still haven't fully gotten rid of Akram.


    Just because my team doesn't win doesn't mean they aren't the best in the world.

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    Why does Pakistan need a spin consultant?

    Ajmal is old
    Rahmad is old
    Babar is old

    They can't be coached

    The young spinners should train at the academy and the spin consultant role should be restricted to the academy and domestic circuit.


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    I think, it ,ll end up in a disaster in PAK if the prospective candidates are appointed. Waquar is extremely self centered & egoistic, so is Inzi; I doubt if they 'll ever listen to anyone for improvement, while for an ordinary player like Moin (compared to other 3), is given extreme power. What I see is, barring Saq, it 'll be lots of me, me & me. The first thing for a professional is know the scope, authority & responsibility, to be open minded to new ideas & criticism, good communicator, great appetite for learning new things, well coming attitude to change for betterment & most importantly - positive, to the task in hand & the long term objectives. My fear is, these 3 are completely opposite to those attributes. All 3 were extremely negative Captain, extremely loyalist (always believe in own people), poor communicator & dumb strategist. If these 3 are appointed, everybody 'll waste most energy to stump own authority, create own groups & try to cross border of own scope - I can bet anything that, if appointed now, PAK 'll not go to WC under same set up - any amount. Unfortunately, Saq is the only person out of this bunch who is professional - because he is street smart & has worked in professional set up.

    Having said that, is it too many cooks to have 5/6 Coaches? Absolutely not. Cricket is a multi discipline game with different set of skills required. In Baseball, MLB teams carry as many as 15 Coaches under a GM/Head Coach & his deputy. It's always to have specialists to work with the team as long as they are bonded under one umbrella.

    However, just for the pleasure of dreaming, theoretically if PCB appoints a set up with Moody or Ford as HC (& may be Mushi as his deputy, so that in future at least there is someone Pakistani available for a proper HC role), Siddons, Law or Deano as batting coach, Waquar as Bowling Coach (& strictly instructed to work only on the bowling & nothing else), Saq/Mushi as spin consultant, Fontain as fielding coach & the support back room staff. & they must make sure that people like Inzi, MoYo, Akhter or MHK are kept light years away from the team.

    I said several times with once more reiterating - in subcontinent, we don't have coaches for National teams, we have senior greats, who can give lot of "tips" but not the professional responsibility. BCCI & SLCB knew it long ago & that' why in this millennium there is no "Deshi Great" closer to team Management for these 2 sides, who are arguably most successful 2 LO side in last 7-8 years - it's definitely not by chance.

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    Doesn't matter who takes up which role. The BOSS will be in charge as manager.

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    PCB as always will shoot on its own foot.

    This way Pakistan cricket will never win a World Tournament again.

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    Waqar and Inzi have been best mates since their U19 playing days along with Mushy, there won't be any issues there.


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