Pakistan news September 8, 2011

Pakistan advertise head coach role

ESPNcricinfo staff
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The PCB has advertised the job of Pakistan coach, and has set a 15-day deadline for applications. The three-man committee appointed to select the next coach, comprising ex-Pakistan players Zaheer Abbas, Intikhab Alam and Naushad Ali, met for the first time on September 8 to decide on the criteria for choosing candidates for the role.

Ramiz Raja, who had agreed to assist the committee, could not attend the meeting as he was in Zimbabwe, where he is a commentator for Pakistan's ongoing one-day series.

The committee said the job of Pakistan coach was open to candidates from both within and outside Pakistan. Alam, who coached and managed the national side before and is head of the committee, said PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had given them the freedom to choose whoever they wanted as candidates. "The PCB chairman briefed us prior to our meeting and has given us a free hand in the search for the national coach," Alam said. "We definitely will be considering both local and foreign applicants. The advertisement goes up today and will give interested parties 15 days to apply for the role.

"We will scrutinise and interview the candidates and then the PCB will announce the coach in light of our recommendations. Also, the committee can approach someone on their own if they want to." Alam also said that all the details of the meeting had been emailed to Raja, and confirmed that none of the committee members could themselves apply for the job.

The committee was appointed on August 29 following current coach Waqar Younis' announcement that he would quit after the tour of Zimbabwe due to personal and health reasons. There have been divided opinions on whether Pakistan should go with a local or foreign coach, with Abbas and Raja favouring the former while Alam said the second option was also something Pakistan should consider. Aaqib Javed and Mudassar Nazar, who have both been involved with coaching in Pakistan for several years, were two names that emerged as possible candidates for the role of head coach.

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  • AkmalFan on September 11, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    It would be nice if Imran Khan was coach.

  • alrehman on September 11, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    I think PCB should appoint Moin Khan as coach, he is an patriotic person,Good between the wickets and understand the 3 format very well.Good luck to Pakistan Cricket.

  • on September 10, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    My Choice is Australia Top Order Legend Batsman Dean Jones ..... He Is Very God Player and he is perfect for Pakistan Coaching Roll .............

  • shamlaatu on September 10, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    There is only one man who is better than anyone else in the world to coach Pakistan. And that man is no one else but RASHID LATEEF !

  • hamza.shakil3 on September 10, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    Gayle should be the coach...

  • on September 10, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    Let Zardari become Feilding Coact, Nawaz Shareef Bowling Coact and Altaf Hussain Batting Coact for Pakistan.

    Fitness Coach is Hina !!!!!

  • on September 9, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    To me the best option is to appoint MOIN KHAN as a coach, Javed Miandad should be chairman PCB and Shahid Afridi is the best for captaining the side.

  • stark-truth on September 9, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    @Cricfan...I don't know what are you talking about? why would we need Sachin Tendulkar in Pakistan? so that players learn the merits of playing IPL and 20/20 circus over and above playing for the nation, and for feigning injuries in tough international matches?

  • khurramsch on September 9, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    @andayZAltzmannsHair: agree, when i saw this post rashids name came but problem is he is very straight fwd person & wont work . & people i thought this was a serious post?but good choices though like sania, rehman malik etc. they should consider batting coach. aqib can be bowling coach. paks main problem is batting so they need ful time batting coach. Madasar was a legend but i think he ia bit aged wil not be active in field.

  • SHAHBAZKHALID on September 9, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    I think "Shane Warne" will a good choice for head coach if he agrees to coach Pakistan keeping in mind the current situation of Pakistan. We need a coach with international exposure who should have experience of modern cricket and can handle the media accordingly. His IPL career will also matter in this regard. Sohail Tanveer also praised the guy after the first IPL season. Furthermore we will have a great chance to rectify our reputation as an internation cricket team.

  • AkmalFan on September 11, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    It would be nice if Imran Khan was coach.

  • alrehman on September 11, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    I think PCB should appoint Moin Khan as coach, he is an patriotic person,Good between the wickets and understand the 3 format very well.Good luck to Pakistan Cricket.

  • on September 10, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    My Choice is Australia Top Order Legend Batsman Dean Jones ..... He Is Very God Player and he is perfect for Pakistan Coaching Roll .............

  • shamlaatu on September 10, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    There is only one man who is better than anyone else in the world to coach Pakistan. And that man is no one else but RASHID LATEEF !

  • hamza.shakil3 on September 10, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    Gayle should be the coach...

  • on September 10, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    Let Zardari become Feilding Coact, Nawaz Shareef Bowling Coact and Altaf Hussain Batting Coact for Pakistan.

    Fitness Coach is Hina !!!!!

  • on September 9, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    To me the best option is to appoint MOIN KHAN as a coach, Javed Miandad should be chairman PCB and Shahid Afridi is the best for captaining the side.

  • stark-truth on September 9, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    @Cricfan...I don't know what are you talking about? why would we need Sachin Tendulkar in Pakistan? so that players learn the merits of playing IPL and 20/20 circus over and above playing for the nation, and for feigning injuries in tough international matches?

  • khurramsch on September 9, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    @andayZAltzmannsHair: agree, when i saw this post rashids name came but problem is he is very straight fwd person & wont work . & people i thought this was a serious post?but good choices though like sania, rehman malik etc. they should consider batting coach. aqib can be bowling coach. paks main problem is batting so they need ful time batting coach. Madasar was a legend but i think he ia bit aged wil not be active in field.

  • SHAHBAZKHALID on September 9, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    I think "Shane Warne" will a good choice for head coach if he agrees to coach Pakistan keeping in mind the current situation of Pakistan. We need a coach with international exposure who should have experience of modern cricket and can handle the media accordingly. His IPL career will also matter in this regard. Sohail Tanveer also praised the guy after the first IPL season. Furthermore we will have a great chance to rectify our reputation as an internation cricket team.

  • on September 9, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    zufiqar mirza head coach shilpa shetty fitness coach veena malik bowling coach nd sania mirza batting coach with shoaib malik

  • on September 9, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    loved the comment of Mr.Ali that Rehman Malik should be appointed as a Coach......:)

  • Cricfan27 on September 9, 2011, 2:18 GMT

    Now is time the for Sachin Tendulkar to return to Pakistan what Wasim Akram is giving to India.

  • on September 8, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    i think they should go for Rehman Malik

  • cric-maestro on September 8, 2011, 19:58 GMT

    Salman Butt for batting coach....Md. asif for bowling coach...and Md. Amir for searching new "special" talents.....

  • K.A.K on September 8, 2011, 19:51 GMT

    Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan can be good coach for Pakistan. Other candidates should include, Zardari, Bilawal, Mirza and the interior minister. On a serious note, Pakistan should approach Tendulkar orJayasuria for the role, starting whenever they retire.

  • on September 8, 2011, 19:48 GMT

    Instead of coach, there should be Batting Consultant which could be a guy like Basit Ali or Mudassar Nazar, and Bowling consultant which should ideally be Aqib Javed, Master mind should only be the captain, this set up suits Pakistani way of operations. a title like Head Coach always dominates and create mess.

  • on September 8, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    waseem is the best

    ............................

  • shami_jee on September 8, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    I reckon Steve Waugh, Gary Kirsten or Shaun Pollock could be good choice as Pakistan needs a coach with more of batting talent b/c if pakistan can sort out there batting problems, they can be a devestating team & any one of these can be fit into it as Pakistan never had any problem in finding quality seamers n fast bowlers....

  • MyComments on September 8, 2011, 18:41 GMT

    I think they should approach Nasser Hussain to be the coach of the Pakistan team. He is young, knows the culture and has a deep insight of the game.

  • DARKLORD91 on September 8, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    geoffery boycott with aqib javed as a bowlng coach

  • sanjeev777 on September 8, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    Chandika Hathurusinghe is the BEST COACH currently available!!!!!

  • EmjayKhan104 on September 8, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    I think Wasim Akram or Imran Khan should seriously take note. If anyone can whip Pakistan team into shape and make them play diciplined and interesting cricket, it is no doubt one of these two mighty greats of the game. I would also look at our neighbours for a good coach as this will also go a long way to repoairing the damage BCCI and PCB has done to PAKISTAN v INDIA games. Come on PCB for once listen to the fans and don't look to fill your pockets with haram paisa. Pakistan can become the No1 team in 2-3 years if PCB take the right steps and employ someone with sense. Also I would not count out Geoff Lawson if he is prepared to take on the job again. COME ON PCB USE YOUR HEAD!!!!

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    shan warne , dave watmor and jhon bachnen is my choice

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    Wasim Akram should be considered as he qualifies for both options. I am not sure if has indian nationality yet but for all practical purposes he is an indian these days.

  • Desihungama on September 8, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    There is not a better coach than Mudassar Nazar.

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    Tough task to hire a foriegn coach at this point in time keeping in view the situation in Pakistan. if at all some one come it will be a very expensive proposition and will ask for lot of guarantees. May be some one Zimbabwe or BD will be interested.

  • khurramsch on September 8, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    aaqib could be bowling coach but not head they need a batsman and more experienced person as coach. mudassar was good batsman but i think he is aged & wont be able to do much active role on field

  • on September 8, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    I like the idea of Aqib Javed as a coach. He has shown good coaching skills with our junior teams and know the seniors as well.

  • on September 8, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    foreign coach is good for paksitan cricket.dave watmore and greg chapell should be appointed as paksiatn national coach

  • Just_Love_Cricket on September 8, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    I hopy its not Javed Miandad again. he has a habit of resigning on the spot should he face the slightest criticism.

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on September 8, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    Rashid Latif could renovate the whole PCB from to to bottom if given the power to do so. He knows Pakistani cricket inside-out, is a fantastic coach as witnessed by his Karachi Academy success and was a fantastic player to boot. Problem is, he's too honest. He'd be sacked within 6 months.

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  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on September 8, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    Rashid Latif could renovate the whole PCB from to to bottom if given the power to do so. He knows Pakistani cricket inside-out, is a fantastic coach as witnessed by his Karachi Academy success and was a fantastic player to boot. Problem is, he's too honest. He'd be sacked within 6 months.

  • Just_Love_Cricket on September 8, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    I hopy its not Javed Miandad again. he has a habit of resigning on the spot should he face the slightest criticism.

  • on September 8, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    foreign coach is good for paksitan cricket.dave watmore and greg chapell should be appointed as paksiatn national coach

  • on September 8, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    I like the idea of Aqib Javed as a coach. He has shown good coaching skills with our junior teams and know the seniors as well.

  • khurramsch on September 8, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    aaqib could be bowling coach but not head they need a batsman and more experienced person as coach. mudassar was good batsman but i think he is aged & wont be able to do much active role on field

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    Tough task to hire a foriegn coach at this point in time keeping in view the situation in Pakistan. if at all some one come it will be a very expensive proposition and will ask for lot of guarantees. May be some one Zimbabwe or BD will be interested.

  • Desihungama on September 8, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    There is not a better coach than Mudassar Nazar.

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    Wasim Akram should be considered as he qualifies for both options. I am not sure if has indian nationality yet but for all practical purposes he is an indian these days.

  • on September 8, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    shan warne , dave watmor and jhon bachnen is my choice

  • EmjayKhan104 on September 8, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    I think Wasim Akram or Imran Khan should seriously take note. If anyone can whip Pakistan team into shape and make them play diciplined and interesting cricket, it is no doubt one of these two mighty greats of the game. I would also look at our neighbours for a good coach as this will also go a long way to repoairing the damage BCCI and PCB has done to PAKISTAN v INDIA games. Come on PCB for once listen to the fans and don't look to fill your pockets with haram paisa. Pakistan can become the No1 team in 2-3 years if PCB take the right steps and employ someone with sense. Also I would not count out Geoff Lawson if he is prepared to take on the job again. COME ON PCB USE YOUR HEAD!!!!