PCB keen to appoint Fountain as fielding coach ahead of England series

Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq have conveyed the requirement of a fielding coach to PCB AFP

Lahore: Dec 11, 2011

The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to have fielding coach Julian Fountain on board before the Test and ODI series against England but issues over the pay package have left the matter unresolved.

“The Pakistan team management including captain, Misbah-ul-Haq and coach, Mohsin Khan have both conveyed to the board that the fielding coach should be appointed and attached with the team as soon as possible as there is need for marked improvement in the fielding department,” a source in the board said.

“The board is also ready to appoint Fountain immediately but have not been able to reach an agreement with him over his pay package,” the source added.

The source said while the PCB was not ready to pay more than USD 10,000 per month, Fountain was demanding a monthly fee of between USD 15 to 20,000.

“Once the financial issue is sorted out, the board will want Fountain to join the team immediately for the training camp that will be set up before the Test series against England,” the source said.

Fountain has worked with the Pakistan Cricket Board before in 2001 and 2006 and is considered one of the finest fielding coaches around in the cricket world. (PTI)