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PCB forms 4-member coach selection committee

22 January, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 4-member selection committee to elect the coach for national cricket team, Our Sources reported.

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Announced committee includes Javed Miandad, Intikhab Alam, Waseem Akram and PCB's Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed.

PCB has issued the advertisement on media for head coach, bowling coach and fielding coach.

Applications can be submitted till February 6. The requirements mentioned in the advertizement include 5 years of experience in the relevant field, having planning and administration skills and expertise on computer.

Australia's Dav Whatmore and Julian Fountain of England quit as head coach and fielding coach respectively after Pakistan won the third Test by five wickets in a thrilling run chase to level the three-match series against Sri Lanka 1-1.

The Pakistan team doesn't have a batting coach and the new post has been created by the cricket board.

Whatmore took over as coach in March 2012 from Mohsin Khan. Prior to that, he had also coached Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Dav Whatmore has commended the Pakistan team for giving him the perfect send-off as his coaching tenure with the team came to an end in the form of an exciting five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to draw the Test series in the UAE 1-1.

"I am absolutely delighted. It's a satisfying win and a perfect gift the boys have given me on my departure," said Whatmore.

"I am sure that I will be back in a different capacity, sooner rather than later. I will always look forward to coming back to Pakistan."

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