Whatmore to take charge of Pakistan

Published: February 19, 2012

Australian Dav Whatmore will replace the Pakistan team’s interim coach Mohsin Khan after their one-day series against England ends this month, a Pakistan Cricket Board source told Reuters on Sunday. PHOTO: CRICINFO/FILE

KARACHI: Australian Dav Whatmore will replace the Pakistan team’s interim coach Mohsin Khan after their one-day series against England ends this month, a Pakistan Cricket Board source told Reuters on Sunday.

The source said Whatmore would take charge as head coach for the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh next month.

“It has been decided to release Mohsin from his coaching assignment after the England series and Whatmore has been chosen as the man to guide our team over the next two years,” the source said.

Whatmore, 57, coached the Sri Lanka side who won the 1996 World Cup. He coached Bangladesh from 2003 to 2007, leading them to their first test victory in early 2005 against Zimbabwe and also guided them into the super eight stage of the 2007 World Cup where they defeated India and South Africa.

“He will be our coach from the Asia Cup. The Board has also decided to hire English professional coach, Julien Fountain as the fielding coach of the national team,” the source added.

Mohsin coached Pakistan in their 3-0 clean sweep of the test series against the world’s top-ranked side England in the UAE this year.

Reader Comments (12)

  • Pinto
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:43PM

    God bless him

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  • Talha
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:53AM

    Whatmore can we want?Recommend

  • Saad
    Feb 20, 2012 - 6:45AM

    What’s the fate of Mohsin Khan then? back to being the Chief Selector?

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  • shaq
    Feb 20, 2012 - 9:11AM

    good choice.
    pak cricket will move up

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  • Qasim
    Feb 20, 2012 - 9:57AM

    If he ever had the remotest chance, whitewash in ODI sealed Mohsin’s fate.

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  • Sheikh Alu Bukhara
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:03AM

    He better tool up on his Urdu. Otherwise boys may not play well.

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  • Aamir
    Feb 20, 2012 - 10:46AM

    Coaching is a difficult task in Pakistan where everyone is a king player. Players already lost ODI as a protest for removal of Mohsin Khan.

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  • Nazir Ahmed kashmiri
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:11AM

    Watmur is a very good coach

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  • Nazir Ahmed kashmiri
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Good decision by pcb

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  • Zeta
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Wise Decision.

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  • Shyam
    Feb 20, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Hope he is insured

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  • Huma
    Feb 21, 2012 - 12:00AM

    @aamiir… not a very smart way to protest…1. bayizzati apni hui, kissi aur ki nahin, and 2. final nail in mohsin’s coach aspirations, if they really wanted him as a coach they should have thrashed england and said look hes good for us, and we work well with him. Loser conspiracy theory my friend.

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