Miandad not interested in full-time coaching job

Updated: 15 August 2009 11:56 IST

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has made it clear that he is not interested in a full-time coaching job with the national team.

Miandad not interested in full-time coaching job

Karachi:

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has made it clear that he is not interested in a full-time coaching job with the national team as he does not have time to focus on it.

"I was offered to coach the national team by PCB chairman immediately after he took over. But I refused because of time constraints," said Miandad who was recently appointed a batting consultant for national senior and junior teams.

Miandad, whose main job is to prepare Pakistan batsmen for next month's Champions Trophy, said he would take the job as a challenge.

"It is an exciting challenge. To be honest, there is nothing drastically wrong with our batsmen. It is just that they need someone to identify their small problems on a regular basis," Miandad said.

"My job is to identify the small mistakes and help them overcome them. I will help them improve their application and staying powers. At times our batsmen are playing shots too frequently and making the wrong shot selections," he added.

Captain Younus Khan and coach Intikhab Alam have hailed the appointment of Miandad as batting consultant and felt he can be a big help because of his deep insight into the game.

Maindad said more than the senior team he would enjoy working with the younger and under-19 players.

"You have a better chance of fine-tuning a youngster and making him a better player. I am taking it as a challenge to coach them for next year's ICC Youth World Cup."



Topics : Cricket Wasim Akram Waqar Younis Javed Miandad
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