PCB to appoint new Pakistan coach by first week of May

PTI, Apr, 11 2016

Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the new selection committee would be appointed by next week while the new head coach of the national team would be selected by first week of May.

The PCB is on the lookout for a new head coach and to appoint new selectors after Waqar Younis stepped down after Pakistan s dismal show in the Asia Cup and World T20 while the board sacked the entire selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed.

File picture of Shaharyar Khan. AFP

File picture of Shaharyar Khan. AFP

The PCB has invited candidates to apply for the head coach position by April 25 after which a committee that also includes Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja will finalise the new coach.

Shaharyar Khan however told PTI that the board had not yet decided whether to appoint a foreign coach or local one.

But he dropped a hint that the board had already shortlisted a foreign and a local candidate.

"The new coach will be appointed by first week of May and Wasim is also in India for the IPL to discuss with candidates," Khan said.

The names of former Test stalwarts Aaqib Javed, Moin Khan, Mohsin Khan and Mudassar Nazar are doing the rounds for the post of head coach while the board is said to be eyeing Tom Moody and Dean Jones as the best possible foreign candidates.

Moody is busy in the IPL while Jones recently coached the title winning Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.

Khan said that the new selection committee would be named by late this week or next week as the board wanted the selectors to also watch the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament in Faisalabad starting next week.

He confirmed that Mohsin Khan had been offered the post of chief selector but he declined.

"Mohsin is more inclined towards coaching the national team," he added.

The names of former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim, Moin and Mohsin are also being tipped to head the selection committee.

The PCB chief said the board would now make appointments after giving it proper thought as the national team had tough tours to England and Australia and there was a need to improve its rankings in all three formats.

Published Date: Apr 11, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115