Mohsin Khan likely to be reappointed as Pakistan chief selector

Mohsin Khan was named Pakistan interim coach until PCB appointed a fulltime coach AFP

Lahore: Feb 7, 2012

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf, has confirmed that interim coach Mohsin Khan will be given another assignment after the series against England.

Ashraf didn’t elaborate on what role was being contemplated by the board for Mohsin, but well-informed sources in the PCB revealed that the former Test cricketer will be reappointed as the chief selector.

Mohsin occupied the chair until Waqar Younis resigned as national team coach last September because of personal and health reasons.

The move forced PCB to relieve Mohsin from his duties as chief selector and he was asked take over as interim coach until the board appointed a fulltime coach.

Mohsin has now put the PCB in a dicey situation after guiding Pakistan to successive Test series wins over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and England.

But Ashraf said as far as he was concerned, the 3-0 whitewash of England was not the ultimate cricket glory for Pakistan. (PTI)

“There are bigger targets to achieve. I want to see the team become world champions. And for that we need to have foreign or local qualified coaches in every department,” he said.

Ashraf told reporters that he had left it up to the coaching committee of the board to recommend the best possible choices for the respective positions.

“No doubt the team has achieved tremendous success under Mohsin,” said Ashraf. “But we need a qualified coach. Our target is the World Cup for which we want to bring a qualified head coach.” (PTI)