PCB wants to re-appoint Azhar Mahmood as bowling coach
Pakistan Cricket Board wants former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood as the bowling coach of the national team before the Test series against the West Indies next month. PCB officials are keen to rope him as soon as possible.
Pakistan Cricket Board dicided to bring new foreign bowling coach after the tour to England. But, now they have changed their mind. “The PCB has again made contact with Azhar Mahmood and is discussing contract details with him,” a source told.
Azhar was also the bowling coach of the national team in the Asia Cup and World T20 earlier this year and than for the limited over series in England but his contract ended after the Pakistan returned home.
“Yes the feedback about Azhar by the manager in England was not very strong and the head coach Mickey Arthur had also recommended some other names but negotiations didn’t work out with them,” the source added.
He said due to the paucity of time the Board has decided to again hire Azhar who now resides in England. “The deal with Azhar is expected to be finalised soon as the first Test starts on October 13 in Dubai,” the source noted.
Azhar, who played 21 Tests and 141 ODIs for Pakistan, came under fire after Pakistani bowlers were thrashed in the first four ODIs against England including a world record score of 444 in the third match.
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