Akram favours foreign coach

Lahore, June 3:

Pakistani bowling legend Wasim Akram on Sunday recommended foreign coaches for both the Pakistan and India, saying their players felt at ease with overseas experts.

“I think the culture in Pakistan and India is such where the players feel at ease with a foreign coach, so I feel that a foreigner can help in a better way,” Wasim, a former Pakistan captain, said.

Australians Steve Rixon and Dav Whatmore would suit Pakistan and India respectively, the onetime left-arm paceman said.

Both India and Pakistan are looking for new coaches after failed campaigns in the World Cup earlier this year.