Pakistan looking for a foreign coach

Updated: 09 February 2010 06:50 IST

Nearly 14 months after firing Australian coach Geoff Lawson, Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for a foreign coach.

Karachi:

Nearly 14 months after firing Australian coach Geoff Lawson, Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for a foreign coach.

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt on Monday confirmed on a television show that he was in talks with some foreign coaches.

The recent Test and ODI series whitewash against Australia seemed to have played a part in the PCB's thinking for a foreign hand and former India coach Greg Chappell and former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus are among those doing the rounds.

"We are looking at the possibility of hiring a foreign coach and we are in talks with some people," Butt said.

"I don't think it is right that every time we lost a series, the captain, coach or board management should be changed. But we also want to see good results from the team and that is why we are looking at the possibility of having a foreign coach once again," he added.

With Intikhab Alam, coach of the disastrous Australia tour, under scrutiny of an inquiry committee, the PCB on Monday named former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed as batting and fielding coach for the two Twenty20 matches against England in Dubai on February 19 and 20.

Wasim Bari, the chief operating officer of the board, said the appointment of Ijaz as coach and Yawar Saeed as manager was an interim arrangement.

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