Never got paid on time – Steve Rixon hits out at PCB

Former Pakistan field coach Steve Rixon accused the PCB of "disrespect and stupidity" and said "not once" had been paid on time. Rixon said that was the reason why he resigned his position after two years, and decided that "he did not need it that much", and chose to retire before having to deal with what he considered a lack of professionalism on the part of your employer

"They never paid me on time," Rixon told ESPNcricinfo. "It's disrespectful, and the lack of respect came from the fact that nothing was paid on time to the staff of the subsidiary." Indecision was something else: when something had to be done, and my contract was one of those things, that took more Five months to clarify, they thought I would just turn around and accept it at the last moment, but I did not because basically I had enough at that stage, I've been involved with coaching for 30 years. and I never want to finish a job in cricket without enjoying it, and that's what would probably have happened if I had stayed there. "

Refusing to point fingers directly at anyone, Rixon said the PCB needed to learn how to treat overseas personnel well. He pointed to the fact that the conduct of the PCB had postponed Darren Berry to replace Rixon as Pakistan field selection coach – the first clear choice of the PCB – and to renounce the services of such professionals was "stupidity."

"Darren Berry finally refused to do the job, and they left me at that particular moment when things were going so well.When I say" stupid ", it's those decisions that I'm talking about. come and do a job, have started doing what was going extremely well, not treating people like that. "

Rixon, who had mentioned last month that he was "terribly worried," Pakistan would go back to the old ways if they did not have someone who had standards in them, said that some of the things that worried him had already started to happen. . Pakistan was eliminated from the Asian Cup by Bangladesh on Wednesday. The tournament was notable for Pakistan in that it was the first time since the team appeared to have turned a corner under Mickey Arthur that the fielding standards fell sharply. Before the game in Bangladesh, the tournament entrapment rate was only 30%, with eight chances in two crisp games only. For Rixon, he stressed the importance of not disappointing the players of Pakistan who, in his opinion, tended to relax as soon as things started to go well.

"I stressed that if you do not work hard with these children and keep on their backs, they will have the kind of things that have started to happen … Far, too many easy catches were discarded." The fielding record had improved, the record of catches that had improved and exhaustion.The record that took them to the top of the table in world cricket will not happen again if these children are not still being pressured.

"The concentration level of many of our players It is very minimal when it comes to the aspect of fielding, and we tend to relax when things start to go well. When we think we are up is when the time of danger begins; that is the most vulnerable moment for our children. When something goes wrong, it's like a snowball effect. That's when things start to happen in bulk and that's obviously what has happened lately. But it is more our level of concentration. You have to be aware of these guys all the time. Do not relax at any stage and keep the work ethic as high as possible, because if you do not, they will fall as quickly as they started. "

Grant Bradburn, the new fielding coach of Pakistan, a player of New Zealand cricket when Rixon coached the team and although Rixon said he did not know much about Bradburn's credentials, he remembered that he was a good defender.

"I think he will do a very good job, he's a guy who has been from a time when filtering became a massive part of the way we train. When I was with New Zealand, all the provinces spoke about the same philosophy of presentation and I began to emphasize it. But they need to keep pushing those guys, and if they interpret that part well, I'm sure it will work out. "


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