Shahryar khan

PCB may appoint interim coach before England tour 2016

Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said that the board may appoint an interim coach for the tour of England in June as Pakistan are scheduled to play four-match Test series, five ODIs and a single T20 match against England.

He stated that no one has been selected yet despite rumours suggesting a few favourites for the role. According to reports, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones is being considered as favourites for the role of head coach, while former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif for the vacant chief selector position.

The PCB has been looking for a new coach after former pace spearhead Waqar Younis stepped down following Pakistan’s dismal performance in Asia Cup and World T20. Earlier, ANI had reported former Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed hitting back at Waqar Younis‘ scathing report on the team’s dismal performance in the recently-concluded World T20, describing the statements made by the former head coach as `false`. Former pace spearhead Younis, in his strongly worded and detailed report submitted to the PCB and later to the fact-finding committee, had claimed that the selection of the team for the T20 format’s pinnacle event was made without his notice.

Accusing Younis of being `indecisive`, Rasheed said the former did not stay on his words and kept changing his stance during and after team meetings. The former head coach, in his report, also criticized Rasheed for making too many changes in the team rather than sticking to his decision for some time in a bid to develop the team.

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