Peter Moores front runner for Pakistan coach's job, say PCB sources

PTI, Apr, 26 2016

Karachi: Several top foreigners have applied for the post of Pakistan team's head coach after the deadline given by the PCB ended on Monday.

A reliable source in the PCB told PTI on Tuesday that England's Peter Moores, South African Mickey Arthur and Australians Dean Jones, Tom Moody and Jamie Siddons were among the foreign candidates to have applied for the position.

"Moores is a front runner for the job as he has in the past also interacted with the PCB and had given an impressive report on how to improve the cricket structure," the source said.

File photo of former England coach Peter Moores. Getty Images

File photo of former England coach Peter Moores. Getty Images

Moores, 53, was sacked as England's coach last year in May after a disastrous World Cup and poor Test results on a winter tour to Australia.

The former English county cricketer also had an earlier stint as head coach of the English team in 2007-2008 before being removed in early 2009 by the England and Wales cricket board.

The source said some former Test players from Pakistan had also applied for the coach's position.

The PCB has included former stalwarts, Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja, on its coaching committee to review and shortlist the list of candidates who have applied and recommend names to the board.

The PCB has told Zimbabwean Grant Flower to continue as batting coach until September but the source said his extension will depend on the new head coach.

Published Date: Apr 26, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 26, 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
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115