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Khan will replace Dav Whatmore as Pakistan’s head coach later this month
Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Moin Khan has been appointed as the national team’s new head coach.
The decision to make him head coach was made at an eight-member management committee meeting, which comes just a day after the Pakistan government dismissed Zaka Ashraf from his post as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman.
Khan used to be Pakistan’s team manager until recently, but was replaced by Zakir Khan.
Some of the other major changes made included Aamir Sohail being sacked as chief selector just a week into the job and being replaced by Azhar Khan on a temporary basis, Mohammad Akram extending his contract as Pakistan’s bowling coach for two more years and Shoaib Mohammad being named the side’s interim fielding coach in place of Julien Fountain.
“The management committee decided in principle that any decision which lacks transparency or due process shall not be ratified,” newly appointed PCB chairman Najam Sethi said. “(Since) PCB service rules were not followed in the decision to appoint him [Sohail]…further, the record reflects that Aamer Sohail was never issued a letter of appointment for any post in PCB, therefore he held no post in PCB.
“The appointments of Mr. Basit Ali (coach of regional cricket academies in Karachi) and Mr. Mohammad Ilyas (chief selector of junior teams and the women’s national team) were not in accordance with PCB Services Rules. Their appointments are declared as void abinitio, null and void.”