Former Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis hopes that international cricket in his native land resumes soon. Waqar also urged the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf to give priority to the resumption of international cricket in the country.
"Getting foreign teams to tour Pakistan and ensuring resumption of international cricket in the country should be given top priority by Zaka Ashraf because international games not being played here is hurting our national team and the upcoming players," Waqar told Geo News.
"I fear for the future of Pakistan cricket because you need to have international matches in the country to keep the sport moving forward. Our youngsters are also unable to get proper opportunities to move forward," he added.
Waqar also felt that in the selection of national team's new head coach, the board should ensure that the candidate understands Pakistan cricket and is committed towards it.
"I don't think it matters whether we have a foreign coach or local coach, what matters is whosoever comes in must know Pakistan cricket and have pain for Pakistan cricket. He should be completely committed to Pakistan cricket," he insisted.
The position of coach of the national team has remained vacant after Waqar resigned from the post due to personal and health reasons after the tour of Zimbabwe in September.
"The board must look at someone who is comfortable and can have good communication with the players and can get them to perform positively." he said.