Ex-coach of Pakistan cricket team and former batsman Mohsin Khan will give the interview to Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja if he is called by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for an interview for the position of the national team’s coach.
Pakistan Cricket Board assigned the job to select a head coach for Pakistan team to Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram they both are members of a panel which has been appointed by the PCB to replace the position left vacant by Waqar Younis.
They both started their career when Mohsin was retiring from cricket, and the 61-year-old says he will not be answerable to his them and stated them as ‘Juniors.’
If and when I do apply for the post I will do it directly to the Board Chairman. I will not agree to any interviews with Wasim and Ramiz who are juniors to me in Pakistan cricket.
Mohsin was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.
The former coach, who became an actor after retirement from cricket, is a top contender for the coaching position which, if it materializes, will be his second time with the national side.
In his first time in 2011-2012, Mohsin Khan managed to secure series wins against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and England before Dave Whatmore replaced him as the Pakistan coach.
Pakistan also lost the ODI series 4-0 from England in Dubai in his coaching.
I have also coached the national team successfully in the recent past. So I see no reason for me as a matter of principle to prove my credentials to players who started their careers towards the end of mine.
The Board treated me unjustly then and removed me without giving any justifiable reason. I had done well as the chief coach, and I got along well with the players. There was no reason to remove me.
The PCB is looking for a new coach since Waqar Younis resigned following Pakistan’s worst performance in the World T20. Other changes saw T20 skipper Shahid Afridi step down and replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed and the national selection committee also likely to replace.
Mohsin also advised the cricket board to consider local names for the position before going for foreign coaches.
I would advise the Board to stop looking at foreign coaches and repose faith in their local coaches, he said.