Wahab Riaz's coach turns cabbie amid COVID-19

By: News Desk      Published: 12:42 PM, 12 Jul, 2020
Wahab Riaz's coach turns cabbie amid COVID-19
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Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) level two coach Imran Khattak has now become a taxi driver to keep his economic running amid COVID-19 pandemic especially when the cricket activities are totally suspended across the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

Imran Khattak has worked with big players of Pakistan cricket like Salman Butt, Wahab Riaz and Aizaz Cheema. And served as a coach of Lahore’s Model Town Greens where some of the cricket stars got the training and also coached a company team.

He said his life was going quite well as a coach as he had been training a company’s team along with working in the academy but since the pandemic hit the country and stopped all cricket activities he had left no other way but to adopt some other profession to make ends meet and he turned his personal car into a taxi when there was no help from anywhere especially from the PCB.

He urged the authorities to look into the resumption of cricket activities in Pakistan. He maintained that if cricket activities can be resumed in England with SOPs then why not in Pakistan.

The coach said that the cricket fraternity has been still feeling the effects of the shutdown of departmental cricket and demanded its restoration. He also urged for a comprehensive policy to be formulated for professional coaches so that they can coach in educational institutions also.