Lahore, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Former batsman Mohsin Khan today lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying the procedure adopted to appoint Waqar Younis as the national team's coach as a 'total farce'.


Khan, who was one of the frontrunners for the top job, was overlooked by the Board as it handed a two-year contract to fast bowling legend Waqar for a second stint in the role on Tuesday.

"They lied in their own house," Mohsin, who was rejected without interview, said.

"They had said the candidates will be shortlisted, then there will be interviews but they trashed the whole process and made fun of everything. 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," added a dejected Khan.

Khan, who as temporary coach guided Pakistan to a 3-0 rout of then world number one side England in 2012, accused the Pakistan cricket body of hiring playing with Pakistan's name and its respect.

"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. It happened to Waqar as well at that time.

"Without any process they made Moin Khan coach. Moin is like my younger brother, but that was also not correct. PCB is not their personal property; it is the board of 180-190 million people of Pakistan. They spoiled two years of the team by bringing a so-called qualified coach (Dav Whatmore). They threw dust in the fans' eyes. They have played with Pakistan's name, with its respect," said he.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)