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Six names short listed for Pakistan cricket team coach: Intikhab Alam

alamLAHORE: The first session for selection of national team coach committee has been concluded on Sunday. Six names for the post of head coach have been short listed.

Addressing the media, one of the three-member committee Intikhab Alam told that 25 applications were received out of which six names have been short listed. No foreign application was received, Intikhab Added.

He also said that all of the short listed candidates will be called for interview. However, the final decision will be taken by chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He said that PCB would reveal this name.

Javed Miandad said appointments for head, fielding and bowling coach will be made.

Waseem Akram told the media that several factors were kept in mind before short listing candidates, adding that all appointments will be made on merit. He said all names will be disclosed by tomorrow evening. Replying a question he said the traffic police issued chalan for over speeding. He said that all citizens are equal before the law. Wasim Akram said he has visited whole world and all citizens are equal before the law. He said Pakistani citizen should be made cricket team coach.

The Pakistan cricket authorities began the hunt for a new head coach for the national team, a day after Dav Whatmore s two-year tenure ended with a series-levelling victory over Sri Lanka.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement it “has invited applications for the positions of head coach, batting coach and fielding coach for the national team”.

Whatmore, a former Australian batsman who was born in Sri Lanka, was hired for two-year tenure in March 2012. Last month he announced he would not seek to renew his contract after being criticised by former greats and interim chairman Najam Sethi.

The PCB said a committee including former stars Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad and Intikhab Alam would evaluate the applicants, with the decision to be finalised before next month s Asia Cup in Bangladesh.

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