ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former cricket captain Wasim Akram has said that he has always made himself available for coaching youngsters but the approach of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has “never been proper” in this regard.“I would probably prefer to work as manager or chief selector instead of chairman PCB if given an opportunity,” he was quoted as saying. I was offered the coaching job before Waqar Younis but had prior contracts for the next year or so,” he said.“We were both young and wanted to outperform each other. In the end, it was good for the team,” he recalled.The king of swing bowling said that “inclusion in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame was the biggest honour for him”.He did not rule out a stint in politics like his mentor Imran Khan but said “it may come after five-ten years.”On the current spot-fixing crisis, he said that “PCB and ICC are confused and don’t know how to react”.
“The authorities should have made it mandatory for the players much earlier to get their agents cleared from ICC,” Cricket365.com quoted him as saying, adding, that “real truth regarding the three Pakistan players and the validity of the allegations is yet to surface”.“All this is getting too much to handle and I hope that the air clears soon,” he added.
Three Pakistan players Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir are currently suspended for their alleged involvement in spot fixing and bowling no-balls after taking bribes from an alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed during the team’s recent England tour – App