PCB finalises list of coaches, announcement after BD series

pakistan cricket boardLAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will appoint a new coach for the national cricket team after the Bangladesh tour. The PCB’s selection committee has chosen a head coach and some specialised coaches but will make its formal announcement after the Bangladesh tour.

Apart from Dav Whatmore, who is seen as the front-runner for the top job, Mohsin Khan, Aaqib Javed and Julien Fountain are tipped to get the batting, bowling and fielding posts.Waqar Younis left the coaching position in September, citing medical reasons, and Mohsin Hasan Khan has been serving in the interim. The team has recently moved up in international rankings.Meanwhile, Brig (r) Sajid Hamid will assume Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director Coordination wing charge in a couple of days.

Sajid was appointed to coordinate with the government departments, regional cricket associations and domestic bodies and Pakistan Cricket Board protocol, security, public relations and media departments will also work under this wing.He would also update PCB chief Zaka Ashraf about the problems faced by the board staff. The governing board earlier in its meeting on November 29 approved Sajid as director coordination wing and created the new post.

PCB director general Javed Miandad convinced the governing board to appoint Sajid as Director Coordination Wing.Sajid is among the trustworthy companions of the PCB chief and his appointment will help in improving the relations with media, protocol, public relations and government departments. – PT