Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam would be the coach-cum-manager of the Punjab cricket team for the current season.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:07 IST
Chandigarh:Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam would be the coach-cum-manager of the Punjab cricket team for the current season. Alam, who played 47 Test matches for Pakistan including 17 as captain, has agreed to coach and train the state's cricket team. During this period, the 63-year-old Alam would supervise inter-district matches, help select the state Ranji team, hold coaching camps and accompany the state team as manager in Ranji matches. Even though the PCA has got necessary approval from the Cricket Board (BCCI) to avail the services of Alam, it is awaiting the Centre's clearance on the matter. Pandov said that legendary Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram had also been approached for the job, but PCA could not finalise the deal since he demanded a big amount. Pandov was hopeful that Alam would be very helpful in bringing the best out of the state's cricketers. (PTI)