PCB wants Akram as bowling coach

Updated: 01 June 2008 14:10 IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board wants former Test captain and legendary pacer Wasim Akram to take over as the national bowling coach.

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board wants former Test captain and legendary pacer Wasim Akram to take over as the national bowling coach.

PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf said Akram was offered the job last year but he refused citing his commitments as a commentator.

"He said due to his commitments he wouldn't be able to take up the bowling coach position on long term basis," Ashraf said.

"But he still took out time to hold a coaching camp for young bowlers last year where he spotted Sohail Tanvir and recommended him to us," he added.

Akram, who is currently holding a specialised camp for young fast bowlers in Lahore, has said that if the board made him a proper offer he would give it a serious thought as he wanted to give back something to Pakistan cricket.

Akram also denied denied reports that Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders had offered him a coaching job.

"Neither has any offer come nor have I approached anyone for this," he stated.

Meanwhile, Ashraf said he would meet Akram soon to personally offer him the national bowling coach's job yet again.

"His feedback is very valuable to us," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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