Khan likely to become Pakistan’s interim coach

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“Moin is a prime candidate since he has been manager of the team for a while now”

Pakistan team manager Moin Khan is likely to become the national team’s head coach after Dav Whatmore’s contract expires early next year.

A well-placed source within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that Khan is likely to coach the team during the Asia Cup and World Twenty20.

“Whatmore will definitely leave after his two-year contract ends but since there is shortage of time for the board to make a long term appointment of the head coach it will be Moin who will be asked to take over the coaching duties on short-term basis,” the source told PTI. “Moin is a prime candidate since he has been manager of the team for a while now and is also on the popular list of the PCB acting Chairman, Najam Sethi.

“But Moin is averse to a long term role because of his personal and business commitments.”

The source also stated that legendary pace bowler Waqar Younis is on track to become the national team’s next full-time head coach as Sethi is eager to meet with him in the United Arab Emirates.

“Waqar is there commentating on the ongoing Pakistan and Sri Lanka series while Sethi has gone there on a visit and there are plans he will talk to Waqar about a long term coaching assignment,” the source said. “Waqar will be the top candidate when the board finally appoints a long term coach at least for two years and the former fast bowler himself has indicated he is interested in coaching the Pakistan team once again.”

The source added that Khan had called on the PCB to hire former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as Pakistan’s full-time batting coach.

“The board will carry out a proper scrutiny process to appoint a long term coach from next year,” the source said.

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