Things seem to get just worse for Pakistan, as the quest for finding a head coach carries on. After inviting a number of foreign applicants for the coach’s job, the PCB shortlisted Stuart Law as one of the candidates. However, the Australian wasn’t quite interested in coaching Pakistan and has declined the PCB’s offer.
Law was among the three applicants shortlisted by the PCB for the role of the head coach. The other two candidates are England’s Andy Moles and former Australian batsman Dean Jones. In his statement to the media, PCB chairman Shahryar Khan admitted that Law would remain as Pakistan’s first choice for coaching the side. ”Yes there are hurdles in the way of signing on Stuart Law as head coach although he is our first choice for this position,” PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan said.
Law meanwhile, is ready to act as a consultant for Pakistan, but not as a full-time coach. This is due to the fact that he shall be Australia’s batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka later this year. “He had applied for a coaching position with us but he has now conveyed he is more interested in a consultant’s position and that he wouldn’t be able to join the team immediately,” Khan said.
Khan added that the PCB had reservations in signing over other candidates instead of Law. ”We are now also talking to Moles and Jones although the BOG had some reservations over some candidates,” Khan added.
“What is of concern to us is that Moles left or had to leave coaching assignments with Kenya, Scotland, New Zealand and Afghanistan because of disagreements or discord with their boards or players,” a source within the PCB added, about why the PCB wasn’t keen to have Moles on board.
”We want the new coach to join the team before the tour to England from next month. Once the head coach is appointed we will also finalize the rest of the support staff with him,” Khan concluded.
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