KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said the board may appoint an interim coach if need be as the board continues to assess candidates for the head coach position.
Shaharyar has said that no one has been selected yet, despite certain rumours putting forward a few favourites for the role.
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“We can put in an interim coach for time being so that’s not a big issue,” he said, when asked who will head the training camp scheduled in May for Pakistan’s tour to England in June.
Rashid being considered for chief selector post
The Express Tribune has learnt that the PCB is keen to rope in former captain Rashid Latif for the vacant chief selector position.
Rashid had previously accepted the role two years ago but had later declined it as he was unhappy with the interference of then Director Game Development Haroon Rasheed.
The PCB wanted to appoint Mohsin Khan as the chief selector but he declined the role, while Shaharyar is not keen on bringing back Moin Khan.
Iqbal Qasim also emerged as a strong contender but the board wants to bring in someone who is new but also has extensive knowledge of performers in domestic cricket.
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“The PCB is keen to bring in someone new but a lot would depend on him accepting the position,” said a PCB official. “The board wants to use the expertise of people like Rashid and Inzamamul Haq.”
‘Government interference not acceptable’
A resolution was passed in the board’s Annual General Meeting of the board stating that government interference in the internal affairs of PCB was not acceptable.
While Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the board’s Patron, the board feels government interference violates the PCB’s constitution, which is sanctioned and approved by both the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the International Cricket Council.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2016.
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