Dean Jones

PCB likely to appoint Dean Jones as head coach

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) coach selection committee is thinking to appoint former Australian retired cricketer Dean Mervyn Jones as new head coach of the team.

Pakistan’s early exit from the World T20, which the West Indies won, prompted a wave of criticism, with widespread calls to revamp the country’s domestic structure.

According to sources, news regarding considering name of Dean Jones as head coach is roaming but the nominated candidate has not enough experience for the post as maximum five years of international experience is required to hire a coach.

However, Dean Jones had coached Islamabad United team in Pakistan Super League (PSL) to the victory.

The newly-appointed coach would train the team in upcoming England series in July.

Earlier, former head coach Waqar Younis resigned weeks after team’s humiliating exit from the World Twenty20 tournament at the group stage.

“I am resigning from my post today with a heavy heart,” he told reporters in Lahore.

Referring to a report written in the aftermath of the World Twenty20 in India that was widely leaked in the Pakistani press, he added: “I want my recommendations to be implemented. They were not acted on when I first made them in 2015.”

In his leaked report, Younis criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to not give him a say in the selection process and blasted the captaincy of Shahid Afridi.

“We lost to New Zealand, (the) Asia Cup and the World T20 due to poor captaincy. Over several occasions, I had made it clear that Shahid Afridi was not performing with the bat, ball or as a captain but I was notlistened to,” he said.


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