Younis to Arthur: Be patient and be honest


Former Pakistan coach, Waqar Younis, has given new coach Mickey Arthur some advice ahead of the South African's first tour at the helm for Pakistan.

Younis has served as Pakistan coach twice in the past, and also believes Pakistan Cricket would benefit from taking advice from former players.

The former quick was asked what advice he would give to Arthur in a recent interview with, and said: "Be patient and be honest. I think that will be the key for him.

"I've heard he's a disciplinarian and I think that will work for him. He's an experienced coach and he's coached around the world and that will be beneficial.

"I think the Pakistan team will blossom under Mickey Arthur. Things are moving forward, Mudassar Nazar is there now and he will do a good job with the academies and we have to be patient.
"Everyone has to give Mickey some time and not expect too much, too soon.

When asked if ex-players would be better suited to board positions than bureaucrats, Younis responded: "It has been a problem for a number of years, it's definitely an issue.

"The people running Pakistan cricket should be former cricketers. If not the Chairman, then the key decision-makers advising the Chairman should be former cricketers.

"I've stated this fact in my recommendation reports to the Pakistan Cricket Board. You need a cricket committee who make the cricketing decisions.

"What's happening is that all of the decisions are coming from the Board of Governors and there are no cricketers amongst them.

"The wrong people are making the important cricket decisions.

"We need to give responsibility to those who have played cricket for Pakistan at the top level, such as Wasim Akram, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Ramiz Raja, all of who know and understand how cricket is changing and what is required in domestic cricket.

"It's great that Mudassar Nazar is back working for the PCB and I had been suggesting that Mudassar should be brought back for a long time. Wasim Akram needs to be utilised more by the Board for suggestions and ideas and to help Pakistan cricket move forward."