I am not resigning: Lawson

Updated: 14 October 2008 11:35 IST

Geoff Lawson is unperturbed by the criticism he was facing from the new PCB chairman and said he had no intentions of resigning from the post.

I am not resigning: Lawson

Karachi:

Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson is unperturbed by the criticism he was facing from the new PCB chairman and said he had no intentions of resigning from the post.

Ejaz Butt, the new PCB Chairman had said that he was not satisfied with the results produced by the foreign coach and will review his performance.

Lawson, a former Australian paceman, said he will meet Ejaz Butt and give him a clear picture of his performance since he joined the national team.

Lawson told reporters in Toronto during the ongoing four nation twenty20 tournament that he had nothing to do with the internal politics of Pakistan cricket and the changes in the Board did not concern him.

"I am a professional coach and I want to complete my two year contract with the Board. I am only answerable to the Chairman and when I meet him I will give him a complete run down of what I have done and the team's performances," Lawson was quoted as saying by the local media.

"I have no intention of leaving my coaching position by resigning."

Sources in the Board, however, say that Lawson might find it difficult to hold onto his job as Butt is not in favour of having a foreign coach and he has also got negative feedback about Lawson from other quarters including from the team manager.

"Chances are this time the Board will repose confidence in a local coach and several names are under consideration including Javed Miandad, Intikhab Alam, Aamer Sohail etc," one source said.

Lawson has not had an easy sailing with the Pakistan national team as he got himself embroiled in disputes with the selectors and also with the media which even led to a media walkout in Karachi during the Asia Cup in June.

The media protest only ended after Lawson gave a written apology in his own handwriting for his behavior during the press conference.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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