New Pakistan coach Moin Khan confident of Asia Cup title defence

Pakistan, who won the Asia Cup in 2012, face Sri Lanka on the opening day of the tournament on February 25 in Bangladesh.

updated: February 18, 2014 21:17 IST
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Lahore: Newly appointed Pakistan cricket coach Moin Khan Tuesday urged his players to shrug off "the fear of failure" as they prepare to defend the Asia Cup which starts later this month. Pakistan began a four-day training camp ahead of the competition which starts in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 25.

Khan, who replaced Australian Dav Whatmore under whom Pakistan won the Asia Cup in 2012, said the team was gearing up for the title defence. "I hope we will give a good result and defend our title which we won with the same captain, Misbah-ul Haq," he told reporters after the first day of the camp.

Pakistan face Sri Lanka on the opening day of the tournament, which also includes India and Afghanistan. "I think it's important to take out the fear of failure, which I saw previously in the team," said Khan.

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