ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalized the names for top positions in team management, where Iqbal Qasim and Dean Jones are most likely to be given key roles.
A PCB official, on condition of anonymity, told APP that PCB will be appointing a foreign coach for the national team in May and most likely the responsibility will be given to former Australian cricketer Dean Jones.
PCB had appointed former Test cricketers Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja to help in finding the best possible coach for the national cricket team.
PCB had shortlisted a foreign and a local candidate.
The new coach’s first assignment will be the series against England in July.
The official said that earlier former pacer Aaqib Javed was also interested for the job but when he heard reports that PCB was more inclined toward appointing a foreign coach, he decided to pull out.
“Mohsin Hasan Khan was also keen in becoming the coach but the PCB had offered him the job of the chief selector,” he said.
But Mohsin had rejected the offer to become the chief selector.
“The role of chief selector will be given to Iqbal Qasim,” he said.
Responding to a question he said, currently former Wicket-keeper and captain Moin Khan is not in PCB’s plans. – APP