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Whatmore may not be around for much longer
It is highly likely that Pakistan will have a new coach heading into the 2014 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 and 2015 ICC World Cup as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are hesitant to renew current head coach Dav Whatmore’s contract, which expires in March 2014.
“At the moment the present PCB management has decided to stay with Whatmore and allow him to complete his two-year contract,” a source within the PCB told PTI.
The source added that the PCB were not impressed with the national team’s results under Whatmore’s reign as head coach.
“Basically, the PCB does not want to pay any extra money/compensation to Whatmore which it will have to do if it terminates his contract before March 2014,” the source said. “With back to back full series against South Africa and Sri Lanka coming up in the UAE the PCB also does not feel it is the right time to make changes in the team’s coaching staff.”
The source also revealed that the PCB were fuming over the fact that Whatmore had appointed former captain Moin Khan as team manager for their ongoing series against Zimbabwe.
The source further stated that the PCB were absolutely baffled over the fact that Whatmore recently decided to move out of the National Cricket Academy living area to a new house located in Gulberg in Lahore.
According to the source, the PCB are paying the rent for Whatmore.
“Although Whatmore, as per his contract, was entitled to have a independent bungalow, there was a feeling in the board that for security reasons he would have been better off staying in the NCA but he insisted on shifting residence,” the source said.