Published On: Wed, May 4th, 2016

PCB selected new head coach



Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated on Tuesday that they have chosen the name of the latest head coach but they are reluctant to disclose the name to the media.

Shaharyar told in an interview that “We have finalized the new head coach but I cannot tell you his name,” he continued by saying that “He can be a local candidate or a foreigner.”

He further stated, “We will name the coach within two days after due consultation. Everyone has forwarded his opinion during the meeting.”

The PCB put the matter of appointing the head coach before the Board of Governors in an imperative meeting on Tuesday where they selected through a vote whether the board should employ a foreign or local coach.

A PCB official stated on Monday that “The matter of selecting a head coach will be put in front of the BoG members to take their opinion whether to hire a foreign coach or local one,”

It was also reported “We want to take everyone’s consent before making a decision on the subject. PCB will also give weight to what Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja suggest.”

Previously, ex-head coach Waqar Younis resigned from his position on 4 April.

Waqar told to the press standing outside the PCB headquarters “I am resigning as the head coach of Pakistan cricket team,” he continued as, “I am stepping away with a heavy heart. I want to thank everyone with whom I have worked honestly for the last 19 months. I tried my best to help all the players become better versions of them.”

After that the 44-year-old repeated his standpoint that PCB was erroneous in disclosing his confidential report to the media, whereas he added that his payments must be spent in the progress of the Pakistani domestic constitution.

Waqar added, “I request the players, former and current, to take care of Pakistan cricket,” he continued, “My services will always be available for the country. Meanwhile, I have three months left till the expiry of my contract. I would request the PCB to invest remaining five to six million rupees due to me into domestic cricket which lack sponsors.”

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