Miandad to continue as coach: PCB

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Ending days of speculation over the future of coach Javed Miandad after the team's debacle against India, PCB has decided to continue with his services.

Islamabad:
Ending days of speculation over the future of coach Javed Miandad after the team's debacle against India, Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to continue with his services, saying it did not want to set a bad precedent by sacking the coach every time the team lost. "Miandad will continue to be the coach of the national team till the expiry of his contract, that is the start of the next year," PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said. Pakistan's first-ever defeat to India on home soil in the one-dayers and the Tests in March-April had led to speculation that the axe would fall on the coach and skipper Inzamam-ul Haq but the PCB, having learnt lessons from past mistakes, has decided to continue with both. "It would not be just to judge the coach on result of just one series. Nobody can blame the coach alone for series defeat against India," he was quoted as saying in local daily The News. The PCB Chairman said the Board "does not want to set a bad precedent by removing the coach and captain every time the team loses". "There is no need to panic and there is no need to change the coach or captain on the performance of just one series," he said. The PCB chief also said henceforth captains would be appointed on series-to-series basis instead of a fixed term, as was the case now. (PTI)
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