Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Waqar to be Pakistan bowling coach

PCB has roped in Waqar Younis as bowling and fielding coach of the national team for their tour of Australia this month.

The 40-year-old Waqar who is presently working as a commentator in New Zealand will join the team before the first Test begins in Melbourne from December 26.

Pakistan play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a twenty20 in Australia.
"Waqar has agreed to become the bowling and fielding coach for this one series," a board official said.

"His future assignments with the Pakistan team would be decided after the tour to Australia. His appointment has been made keeping in mind his vast experience of international cricket," the official added.

Pakistani players dropped several catches during the first two Tests in New Zealand prompting captain Muhammad Yousuf and coach Intikhab Alam to issue a warning to the players despite winning the second Test in Wellington.

Former Test skipper and pace great, Waqar, took 373 Test and 416 ODI wickets for Pakistan and is presently settled in Australia with his family.

He had a brief stint as bowling coach with the national team two years ago but resigned after differences with the board on his area of work and authority.

The board official said that Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed would continue to fulfill their duties as coach and assistant coach while Waqar would work on the bowling and fielding aspects of the team in Australia.

Subscribe in a reader

No comments:

Post a Comment