PCB – Waqar Younis acquires head coach job finally

Karachi, May 7 (PTI) a war of words has broken out between the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and former captain Javed Miandad after the latter’s resignation from the post of PCB’s Director General (cricket).

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The 42-year-old had been tipped as favorite to assume over the office vacated by Australian coach Dav Whatmore, whose contract ran out in March. Former wicketkeeper Moin Khan, who filled in as interim coach, guided Pakistan to the Asia Cup Final, butt a poor performance in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh meant his contract was not covered.

The PCB chief stated he was sure the players will be on their best behavior and keen to execute to their optimum.

Waqar again expressed his willingness for the station after his late application was refused in early February by a PCB coach- search committee.

The board had also advertised on January 21 for the posts of batting coach and fielding coach.

Sethi also confirmed that while no bowling coach would be named by the team because Waqar would also attend after this department, but the Board would announce a full-time batting coach, fielding coach, spin consultant and physiotherapist for the squad.

The national team will tour Sri Lanka for a series of Test matches, One-day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. The former speedy bowler showed his expression over being appointed head coach saying that the focus was on the upcoming 2015 World Cup in Australia, Waqar will join the team next month.

Inzamam-ul-Haq the Former captain, and Zimbabwean Grant Flower are top candidates for the batting coach position interval Pakistan’s former spin twins, Mushtaq Ahmed ad Saqlain Mushtaq are in the run for the spin consultant place.

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