Pakistan offer Waqar head coach position

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed former fast bowler Waqar Younis has been offered a two-year contract as head coach.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed former fast bowler Waqar Younis has been offered a two-year contract as head coach.

Erstwhile wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan coached the national team on an interim basis at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, after Australian Dav Whatmore's tenure was not extended earlier this year.

"I put the matter before our managing committee and they chose the option led by Moin Khan which Wasim Akram had listed at number one. Not everyone was happy with the decision, but we let it go because there was no time to constitute a new committee and come up with different choices," said Sethi.

"It was never a Moin or Waqar option for us as formulated by Akram. The new formula has both former players in a format that we think will produce better results. That's why I have now given them two-year contracts – like Dav Whatmore earlier."

The 42-year-old Younis, who held the head coach position in 2010 and 2011, has not confirmed if the PCB's latest offer has been accepted. Khan, meanwhile, is likely to be retained as team manager – and continue as chief selector.

"As I am in Lahore I just met the PCB chairman to express my availability as head coach for the Pakistan team, for which I have already submitted an application. And I would like to express that I have no differences with Moin Khan or any player," added Younis.

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