New Pakistan coach to be named on short-term basis: Sethi

Pakistan's new coach once Dav Whatmore exits is likely to be appointed on a short-term basis and sourced reveal that it is likely to be someone from the country itself.

updated: January 14, 2014 11:46 IST
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Karachi: The acting Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has informed the members of the interim management committee (IMC) that a new coach would only be appointed on a short-term basis after the conclusion of the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE.

A reliable source told PTI that at the recent meeting of the interim committee the issue of appointing a new coach after the exit of Australian Dav Whatmore cropped up and was than discussed in detail.

"Former test captain, Zaheer Abbas raised this issue as Whatmore is due to leave after the Sri Lanka series in February," the source said.

The Interim management committee got an extension of 90 days from the Prime Minister last week.

The IMC, which includes former Chairman of the board, Shaharyar Khan, Zaheer Abbas, test player, Haroon Rasheed and former manager of the Pakistan team, Naved Cheema, has been tasked by the Prime Minister to run Pakistan cricket affairs until fresh elections are held.

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