Pakistan invites Whatmore to coach team

We are in process of finalising appointment and in this regard are in discussions with Whatmore: PCB official.

Afp December 25, 2011
Pakistan invites Whatmore to coach team

KARACHI: Pakistan's cricket board Sunday said it has invited former World Cup winning Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore to finalise his appointment as head coach of the national team, an official said.

Pakistan cricket team is without a full time coach since former paceman Waqar Younis left the post in September citing health problems.

"We are in the process of finalising the appointment and in this regard are in discussions with Whatmore," Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed told local media on Sunday.

Whatmore is expected to reach Pakistan in second week of January, he added.

Former opening batsman Mohsin Khan has been serving as interim coach and was retained for Pakistan's series next month against England in the United Arab Emirates.

The 57-year-old Whatmore, who played for Australia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is regarded as one of the most successful coaches in international cricket, having guided Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996.

He subsequently enjoyed a successful coaching spell with Bangladesh and is currently in charge of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.


Rites Shrivastava | 12 years ago | Reply

Do you know he coached India U-19 to World Cup title in 2008 with Virat Kohli as captain along with Head of India's NCA in Bangalore?

I hope to see a day when I see on field an Indian Team coached by a PAkistani take on a Pakistan team coached by an Indian with no cries of 'Treachery' across each border

Goran | 12 years ago | Reply

Whatmore can only be good for Pak cricket. The reason that he was snubbed before was due to player power; the players wanted a softer coach so that they could have their merry ways... Whatmore is a strict taskmaster, exactly what the players need (remember Imran Khan’s reign anyone?)

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