No visible planning for Pak though ICC World Cup only few months away: Abdul Qadir

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Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Pakistan spin legend and former chief selector Abdul Qadir rues that there is no "visible planning" for Pakistan for the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2011.

"The World Cup is a few months away but there isn't any visible planning for Pakistan," quoted Qadir, as saying.

"Even now I made a recommendation through the media that they should hold one day matches before the World Cup so we can judge the talent. It's unfortunate that I have once again been ignored. The PCB think tank ignores all recommendations and do as they please," he added.

About Pakistan's bowling attack preparations for the World Cup, Qadir said he was "really impressed by two bowlers in particular: Wahab Riaz is excellent - I think he is an exciting cricketer who has huge ability; not only with the ball but also with his batting, he bowls an immaculate line."

"The other bowler who looks very promising is Tanvir Ahmed. Again, he has talent with the bat and he has looked very good when bowling with the added ability to move the ball both ways. I have also noted that he has a surprise ball which is quicker than his stock delivery and this can always be a useful tool in any bowler's armoury," he added.

Qadir stressed that "both of these bowlers will be key for Pakistan's chances in the World Cup, and both have the talent to do well and register great performances."

When asked if he had faith in Pakistan fast bowler Tanvir Ahmed's ability to perform on the flatter, Asian wickets, keeping in mind that the World Cup is set to take place in the subcontinent, Qadir replied: "I have said for some time that Pakistan has a number of lobbies who back a player of their choice over players who have worked hard to even be considered. If these people want to see the team do well, they need to be level headed in decision-making." (ANI)

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