Mohsin: PCB lied in their own house

Afghanistan

Former batsman Mohsin Khan has heavily criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board after being overlooked for the position of head coach.

Former batsman Mohsin Khan has heavily criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board after being overlooked for the position of head coach.

Khan was among the candidates to succeed Australian Dav Whatmore, whose contract was not renewed earlier this year. Erstwhile fast bowler Waqar Younis secured the appointment on Tuesday, though.

"They lied in their own house. They had said that the candidates will be shortlisted, then there will be interviews but they trashed the whole process and made fun of everything," said Khan.

"They threw dust in everyone's eyes. There were no criteria. I was a deserving candidate but I was getting messages that the whole process was a total farce."

The 42-year-old Younis served as bowling coach in 2006 and 2007 and held the head coach position in 2010 and 2011.

Younis' opening assignment will bring a one-off Twenty20 International, three ODIs and two Tests against the Australia in the United Arab Emirates between 3 October and 1 November.

The 2015 World Cup campaign in Australasia, where Pakistan have been pooled with India, West Indies, Zimbabwe, UAE, South Africa and Ireland, is also high on the agenda.

"They should have picked whoever they wanted as coach and appointed him but they should not have made a fool of the others. It happened before as well before the Asia Cup and World T20," added Mohsin. "It happened to Waqar as well at that time."

Latest