Home > News >

Waqar Younis likely to be new Pakistan head coach

Waqar Younis © Getty Images
Waqar Younis © Getty Images

Karachi: May 2, 2014

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month. Sethi disclosed the reasons for choosing the new coaching panel that includes Moin Khan, and will recommend names for the head coach, fielding coach, batting coach, and spin consultant positions to the board by May 6.

Sethi said two-year contracts have been offered to chief selector cum manager, Moin Khan and Younis. Sethi also said that he felt that the combination of Moin and Waqar would work well for the national team. “It was never a Moin or Waqar option for us as formulated by Akram [Wasim]. The new formula has both former players in a format that we think will produce better results. That’s why I have now given them two-year contracts like [Dav] Whatmore earlier,” Sethi said in an interview to the Express Tribune.

Younis, who has also coached the Pakistan in the not too recent past, met Sethi on Wednesday in Lahore where he said he had confirmed his desire and availability to work with the Pakistan team. Younis has also formally applied for the head coach position. He insisted that he had no differences with anyone including Moin and was keen to work with the team to produce positive results.

He felt that the old committee formed to hunt for a new coach and which functioned under former chairman Zaka Ashraf and included former captain Wasim Akram failed to deliver the desired results. “I inherited two options [either Moin or Waqar] from Ashraf and Akram, and had to select one on the eve of the team’s departure to Dhaka to play the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20.

“I put the matter before our managing committee and they chose the option led by Moin Khan which Akram had listed at number one. Not everyone was happy with the decision, but we let it go because there was no time to constitute a new committee and come up with different choices,” he said. Sethi added that instead of choosing the path of vindictiveness, the board decided on making only a few necessary modifications in the team management after the World Twenty20.

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014  at Hambantota

Pak won by 4 wkts (D/L method)

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014: 1st ODI Highlights

Virat Kohli’s knock against Middlesex could be start of his resurgence ahead of ODIs against England

India vs England 2014: Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, pigeons and pressures — the demands on cricket captains

England Women vs India Women Live Cricket Score, 2nd ODI at Scarborough: England beat India by 13 runs

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

England Women beat India Women by 13 runs as Charlotte Edwards, Jenny Gunn shine in 2nd ODI at Scarborough

Rajasthan could miss out on playing in the upcoming Indian domestic season

Virat Kohli may be the brand ambassador of ISL’s Goa franchise

IS Bindra’s career in cricket administration comes to an end

Charlotte Edwards creates world record of most centuries in Women’s ODIs

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014: 1st ODI Highlights

Virat Kohli’s knock against Middlesex could be start of his resurgence ahead of ODIs against England

India vs England 2014: Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, pigeons and pressures — the demands on cricket captains

When Devon Malcolm made South Africa ‘history’

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Car bombs kill 20 in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Flipkart to launch an Intel-powered Android tablet on August 27

Latest Ebola News: UN pledges to support fight against Ebola in West Africa

सौन्दर्य टिप #34: दूध से लायें तैलाक्त त्वचा में निखार

Asus Zenfone 4 – A450CG with 4.5-inch display to take on the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, pre-bookings go live on Flipkart at midnight priced at Rs 6,999

Bipasha Basu to appear on Comedy Nights with Kapil’s special episode in Dubai!

Army man arrested on charge of aiding ISI agent

Emraan Hashmi to watch Raja Natwarlal with auto drivers!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here