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Moin likely to get job in team management


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Moin Khan. -Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper Moin Khan is likely to get a role in the national team management, well-informed sources have told Dawn.

According to sources, 41-year-old Moin, a veteran of 69 Tests and 219 One-day Internationals, was interested to get a role with the national team for which Moin also had the backing of former captain Wasim Akram.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been considering Moin, who holds good reputation in cricket circles, for a suitable post in the team management.

One feels it will be tricky for the PCB to adjust Moin in a pure cricketing role in the national team management considering head coach Dav Whatmore, fielding coach Julian Fountain and bowling coach Mohammad Akram have all signed two-year agreements with the board.

The only likely post for Moin may be of team’s manager. Naveed Akram Cheema, the current national team manager, has got appointments on tour-to-tour basis during the last two years or so. However, again it will not be easy for the PCB to replace Cheema with Moin since the former has earned admiration during his tenure as manager.

It is significant to mention here that no major controversy involving national squad — primarily relating to players discipline — emerged during Cheema’s term.

Moreover, sources said, if the PCB failed to offer a suitable post to Moin in the team management, the former wicket-keeper would be interested to become president of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) in place of veteran Siraj-ul-Islam Bukhari, who is going to complete two terms of tenure in May this year.

Moin expects support from the PCB in this regard.

Comments (8) Closed

jahandad aslam Apr 04, 2013 11:35am
One of the best wicket-keeping batsmen Pakistan has ever produced. Moin should be made Wicket-keeping + Batting Coach. I still can't get the image of him sweeping Glen McGrath for six during 1999 WorldCup out of my mind.
Karachi Wala Apr 04, 2013 01:18pm
While I appreciate Moin's brief but important contributions during Pakistan's World Cup 92 campaign, he should not be given any role either with PCB or KCCA. He is too politically inclined individual and survived as Pakistan wicketkeeper for as long as he did, because his political maneuvering and friendship with Wasim Akram. Also, he was as good of a keeper as Kamran Akmal is.
Maulana Diesel Apr 04, 2013 04:02pm
What kind of standards do we have for selection of management. Previously Ijaz Ahmed was given the task, who unfortunately has no talents at all and was involved along with his brother in wedlock in letting the country down through match fixations. Moeen is no hero. Do we want another Wasim Bari to eat the PCB for decades to come. God help us.
Mustafa Apr 04, 2013 05:17pm
If PCB doesn't want to revive the leg pulling and political culture on 90's and early 2000's then it must refrain from hiring Moin in managerial capacity. If he, unfortunately, gets hold of KCCA presidency we will witness Karachi wala and Lahore wala card (My views are impartial in this regard since I belong to KP).
Capt C M Khan Apr 04, 2013 05:51pm
Here we go agin. Never a DULL moment in Pakistan Cricket. Moin has given senseless statements against Whatmore now he will be working with him.What a joke.
Iqbal Apr 04, 2013 06:35pm
last nail in the coffin
Sali Apr 04, 2013 10:02pm
Moin has been very critical of Wave and coaching staff so I don't see him making any inroad with the team management. However, the team is missing the agression that Moin and Wasim had when they were captain and VC of the team...
CrikSoul Apr 05, 2013 05:00am
He should be kept away from our team.