Lawson ready for second coaching stint with Pakistan


Lawson, who is in London doing commentary on the Twenty20 World Cup, said that he really enjoyed his stay in Pakistan and had a wonderful time in Lahore.
"The people really made me and the fitness trainer David Dwyer very welcome and were very hospitable towards us," he told the www.Pakpassion.net website.
Lawson was unceremoniously removed as coach after Ejaz Butt took over as Chairman of the cricket board last October and was replaced by former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam.
Lawson said despite the way he had to leave as Pakistan coach, he would still love to do the job as the boys were a young and very good group of guys to work with.
"It was great working with such a young and enthusiastic bunch. Pakistan is full of cricketing talent, but the cricketing system in the country isn't always producing the best talent," he said.
Lawson, however, said there were a couple of selectors who were not up to the job and didn't have any idea what was going on.

Lawson also had some harsh words to say about controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar who was dropped from the World Cup squad on medical grounds.
"Akhtar was totally unprofessional as a cricketer, he trained when he felt like it, didn't contribute to the team. I couldn't think of a more unprofessional player, which is a pity as he is such a talented player," Lawson said.
"Akhtar is using five percent of his natural talent and was being disruptive to the other members of the team," Lawson said.
He added that in the Australian cricket system a player like Akhtar would not get into even a club team, no matter how good he was.
Lawson also complained that nobody from the PCB explained to him why he was sacked which was very unprofessional.
"The government changed and the Board changed and the new Chairman made some ridiculous statements," he said.

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