LAHORE: At a time when Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not on good terms with India’s cricket board, three franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have decided to hire video analysts from India for the next edition of the league.
Reports quoting some officials revealed that Lahore Qalanders, Islamabad United and Multan Sultans are planning to hire video analysts from India. “Indian video analysts who work with Kolkata Knight Riders and another franchise have been offered assignments,” a source said.
In the first two editions of the PSL, Lahore and Islamabad had local video analysts with the former hiring the top video analyst of PCB Talha Hashmi. “But Talha has been told to wait this time by Lahore franchise,” the source said.
Coincidentally all three franchises looking for Indian video analysts will be coached and supervised by Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Aaqib Javed, Pakistan’s most successful pace trio in the 1990s.
The third edition of PSL begins from February 25 in Dubai.Aaqib is the head coach of the Lahore franchise. Waqar has recently joined Islamabad United. Akram has taken over affairs at Multan Sultans. Akram has spent a lot of time on the coaching staff of KKR in the Indian Premier League. Waqar worked for a season in the IPL with the Hyderabad franchise.