ISLAMABAD - Former Head Coach Waqar Younis feels that Pakistan cricket would not improve unless and until stern steps are taken to fix the domestic cricket.

Waqar, who had resigned as Pakistan's coach three months before his contract was going to end on June 30, said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to improve domestic cricket first. "I will have been pleased if progress was made on my recommendations," he said here on Thursday.

Waqar, who was appointed in May 2014 for a two-year contract, said the PCB was talking about changes but real changes were not being done. "There seems to be lot of talk but the PCB is yet to announce formation of cricket committee. PCB has real work to do in trying to get real cricketers into the proposed cricket committee," he said.

Speaking about newly-appointed head coach Mickey Arthur, Waqar said Mickey's emphasis should be on discipline and it would benefit the national team. Arthur was appointed Pakistan's coach last week, filling the position vacated by Waqar in April. Meanwhile, Arthur, who was appointed Pakistan's coach last week, has also said that he will not compromise on discipline, fitness and fielding standards during his time with the side.

The assignment with Pakistan is Arthur's third with an international side, after South Africa and Australia. Arthur, who is expected to take over by the end of the month, has stressed that discipline would bring better results for Pakistan.