Heartening sign Lanka visiting Pakistan: Waqar



Pakistan cricket team’s bowling coach Waqar Younis said on Friday it was a heartening sign that Sri Lankan team was visiting Pakistan to play One-Day and T20 matches. “I think it is way forward to bring back international cricket to Pakistan and the tour of the Lankan team will serve as an inspiration for the other foreign teams to tour Pakistan in near future. With the visit of foreign teams, our cricket arenas will once again be part of international cricket activities,” he told the media after a training session of national probables here at the Gaddafi Stadium for the build-up of Pak team for the home series against Lanka later this month.
He said that players were getting good training at the camp to prepare for the coming One-Day and T20 matches against the Lankan side and definitely efforts would be made to win in both formats of the game. “This is a very important series for us in order to impart and enhance our team’s confidence at home and I think there is dire need to have more international cricket at home,” he said. The former Pakistan cricket captain said he does not see any difficulty while working with former captain Misbah ul Haq who is the head coach and the chief selector of the Pakistan as in the past as well he worked with him with the Pak team.
“Misbah is very passionate about cricket. I know his mindset and we will be making collective efforts to rebuild Pakistan team and to prepare it to take on tough challenges in a decent manner,” he said.—APP

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