Cricket: Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career

Shoaib was offered the position of head coach by the State Bank for the upcoming domestic season in Pakistan.


Reuters April 06, 2014
“Akhtar has agreed to become head coach of our team and we are very pleased that he has shown interest in coaching a domestic team,” said Zaheerul Hassan, the manager of the bank team. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI:


Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching career after agreeing to take charge of a top domestic team.


Shoaib, 38, who retired in 2011 after the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by the State Bank for the upcoming domestic season in Pakistan.


“Akhtar has agreed to become head coach of our team and we are very pleased that he has shown interest in coaching a domestic team,” said Zaheerul Hassan, the manager of the bank team.


“Contract papers are being prepared after Akhtar confirmed his interest in coaching our team.”


State Bank are one of the leading teams on the first-class circuit but have struggled to attain top position during the last two seasons.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2014.

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COMMENTS (3)

Usman | 7 years ago | Reply

Oh I wanted this so much ... Shoaib - we want another Rawalpindi express or lahore express or Peshwar express... just get someone on board - find some fast aggressive bowler!! All the best!!

Fahad Yousuf | 7 years ago | Reply

There were better options available in our country. Shoaib Akhtar discipline while playing and comments (more recently) are far from acceptable.

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