PCB to name committee to choose head coach, support staff

Updated August 28, 2019

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The committee will also choose the batting and bowling coach as well as the strength and conditioning trainer. — AFP/File
The committee will also choose the batting and bowling coach as well as the strength and conditioning trainer. — AFP/File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has started the process to form a five-member committee to analyse applications and select a head coach for the national team.

The committee will also choose the batting and bowling coach as well as the strength and conditioning trainer.

The positions were left vacant after the PCB decided not to extend contracts of former head coach Mickey Arthur and his support staff after Pakistan’s failure to make it to the ICC World Cup semi-finals earlier this summer.

The committee, it has been learnt, will be announced soon after confirming the availability of the potential members, most of whom are said to be former Test cricketers.

Number of former Test cricketers have applied for the vacant posts former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is speculated to be the hottest contender to be named the national team’s head coach.

Another former captain, Waqar Younis, has also applied for the bowling coach position. Waqar has also served as the Pakistan head coach in the past.

Published in Dawn, August 28th, 2019