Chandigarh:In an interesting development, the Punjab Cricket Association on Friday appointed former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam as coach of its senior team amid reports that the PCB was also mulling appointing him as the national coach.
Rumour is rife that the PCB was considering replacing incumbent Geoff Lawson with Alam but PCA said it has already sent a letter to the former captain asking him to join the team by September.
"The Administrative Committee of the Association met and after going into the merits decided to appoint Intikhab Alam, former coach of Pakistan team and manager of 1992 World Cup winning team as coach of the Punjab senior team for the year 2008-2009," PCA honorary secretary, M P Pandove said.
The Hoshiarpur born 67-year-old Alam had earlier worked with Punjab team during the 2004-05 and 2005-2006 season and guided the team to Ranji finals.
Alam would replace Gursharan Singh under whom the team has not done that well.