ISLAMABAD - Former pacer Sarfraz Nawaz said on Monday the news about Waqar Younis's appointment as head coach even prior to the deadline for submission of applications for the position was a bad reflection on the coach selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The last date for submission of applications for the coaches ended on Monday and the three-man committee, including Moin Khan, Haroon Rasheed and Intikhab Alam, was to select the officials. However according to media reports, the position had been offered to Waqar Younis.

Talking to APP, Sarfraz said he was disappointed with the decision. "How could Waqar be offered the contract even before the deadline for submission of applications?" he questioned. Regarding the 36 probables for the month-long summer camp at the Gaddafi Stadium starting from May 6, Sarfraz said recalling aging players Mohammad Sami and Yasir Hameed was a bad move. "Instead younger ones, particularly those who have represented the country in under-19 tournaments, should have been given the chance."

Budding Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Inam ul Haq, Zafar Gohar, Usman Kadir, Karamat Ali and Isarar Ullah should have been among the probables, he added. Meanwhile, legendary batsman Javed Miandad has supported Mohsin Hasan Khan for the position of head coach. It was incomprehensible that why was Mohsin not considered for the job despite having a successful stint as head coach, he asked. Mohsin had helped the national team win a series 3-0 against England and he should have been retained in the job by the then PCB management, he added.