Karachi:Pakistan's former chief selector Abdul Qadir has criticised the Cricket Board for appointing pace great Waqar Younis as the team's bowling and fielding coach for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Qadir said although a great bowler of his era, Waqar should not have been handed the post as he was not a very good fielder in his playing days.
"I would be the first person to welcome any move if Waqar is given a proper posting by the Pakistan cricket Board but I don't agree with the move to appoint him bowling and fielding coach mainly because we already have two coaches with the Pakistan team who were bowlers," he said.
"(Coach) Intikhab (Alam) and (Assistant coach) Aaqib (Javed) are bowling coaches so what message is the board sending them by bringing in Waqar now into the team?" he asked.
"The team needs a proper batting and fielding coach right now and I think former Test player Ejaz Ahmed would have been the right choice to be sent to Australia as batting and fielding coach as he has done well as the youth team coach and he was a good batsman and outstanding fielder in his playing days.