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Waqar Younis appointed as head coach of Pakistan cricket team

May 8, 2014 17:17 IST

Waqar Younis, the former fast bowler of Pakistan on 6 May 2014 was appointed as the national coach of the national cricket team of Pakistan for a period of two years. His name was finally formalised by the Pakistan Cricket Board after his name was declared a week ago by Najam Sethi, the Chairman of the Board.

His name was selected by a committee constituted by PCB that met in Lahore. The committee included
• Intikhab Alam - Director Domestic Cricket Operations
• Haroon Rashid - Director Game Development
• Moin Khan – the Chief selector

His tenure as a coach will start from June, when he will join the team. Earlier, he had served the Pakistan side as bowling coach on 2006-2007 and briefly in 2009. From 2010 to 11, he also served as the head coach of the team.

Waqar will join the national side of Pakistan as a coach in June 2014 because at the time of appointment, he was in India in connection with an IPL assignment. His first assignment after joining the team will be a home series against Australia in UAE in October 2014 that comprise comprising one-off Twenty20, three ODIs and two Tests.

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