Mohsin Khan will continue as interim coach of Pakistan for the series against England next month, Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman has said. The decision to continue with Mohsin, who is also the head of selectors, has been made because the PCB is yet to identify and hire a full-time coach.

"The current coaching team will continue to work for the England series as well," Ashraf said. "We have yet to take a decision on the appointment of the new coaching staff. It is not my call to name a coach as I have appointed an expert team of former Test cricketers to decide. I have told them to find the best candidate."

The England series will be Mohsin's third assignment as national coach. He was first appointed interim coach after Waqar Younis stepped down citing medical reasons in August.

The PCB had been expected to name their new coach following the Bangladesh series. Ashraf did not provide a reason for the delay. The search committee was formed in late August to find Waqar's successor and though it arrived at a shortlist of five candidates a month later, no full-time coach has yet been appointed. The committee was constituted by the previous PCB chairman Ijaz Butt but the process was delayed as Butt completed his three-year tenure and was replaced by Ashraf in October.

England will play three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s on their two-month tour of the UAE.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent