Home > News >

Waqar Younis frontrunner to replace Dav Whatmore as Pakistan coach

Waqar-Younis-of-Pakistan-during-the-2nd-days-play

Karachi: Jan 25, 2014

The chances of former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis returning to coach the national side for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 have brightened as he is planning to settle down in Dubai, according to sources.

A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the coaching committee formed by the chairman to evaluate and recommend a head coach for the Pakistan team next month had already contacted Waqar and told him to apply for the top job.

“Waqar had left the coaching position with the Pakistan team in 2011 because his family was settled in Australia and he was facing problems giving them time,” the source said.

“But now he has indicated to the board that he plans to settle down with his family in Dubai and this means it will be easier for him to manage his professional and personal lives,” the source added.

The former fast bowler was Pakistan head coach in 2010 and 2011 during the tenure of Ijaz Butt as PCB chairman. It was reported then that Waqar left the job because of differences with the Board over matters concerning the authority of the coach in the team.

“This time, Waqar has spelt out very clearly some of his pre-conditions to apply for the position. He is a frontrunner because many of the present team members played under him as coach and respect him immensely,” the source said.

He said as far as the positions of batting and fielding coach were concerned, they would also most likely go to home candidates. Former Test batsman Basit Ali is said to be a strong candidate for the batting coach’s job.

The PCB has set February 6 as the final date for candidates to apply for the coaching positions.

The position of head coach has fallen vacant after Australian Dav Whatmore decided not to renew his two-year contract. He, however, has expressed his desire to return to some position in Pakistan cricket.

“Whatmore is most likely to be given a new assignment at the National Cricket Academy,” the source said.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Hughes' death: Tributes and wishes pour in

Videos

Hughes' death: Clarke's statement on Australia' behalf

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Live Cricket Score Deodhar Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone Quarter Final: Karun Nair out for 74

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI at Colombo: England lose Moeen Ali early

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell 2nd wicket to fall for England

Phillip Hughes death: Richie Benaud pays tribute

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: England lose Moeen Ali early

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell plays 150th ODI

Murali Vijay in India vs Australia Test series: Will he be an integral part?

Phillip Hughes’ unfortunate demise: Ahmed Shehzad was lucky, Phil Hughes was not

Shakib Al Hasan becomes highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe in ODIs

Phil Hughes passes away: Cricket gradually gets off and running a day later

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Pukaar’s Rannvijay Singh will face new challenges with ‘Zen Life’

Yami Gautam Birthday: The Vicky Donor girl turns 26 (In Pics)

6 medical miracles that will blow your mind

OPEC daily basket price closes over three US dollars lower

Badlapur new poster: Varun Dhawan stuns us with his deadly rugged avatar – view pic!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

6 must-have aromatherapy oils for your medicine cabinet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here