Pakistan won't extend Whatmore's contract

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Pakistan are reportedly not going to offer coach Dav Whatmore a contract extension when his deal expires in February next year, citing the 'pressure' to hire a local coach for the national side.

Pakistan are reportedly not going to offer coach Dav Whatmore a contract extension when his deal expires in February next year, citing the 'pressure' to hire a local coach for the national side.

Whatmore, who took over the side in 2012, has failed to lead the team to a single Test series win, and only two matches of the 10 they've played have seen them record a win. But the PCB are more concerned with communication issues.

PCB interim chairman Najam Sethi said earlier in the series against South Africa: "Our problem is, with foreign coaches our players are not able to communicate freely.

"The players are not that well educated when it comes to English. So there is a lot of problem in communicating with each other and they don't understand fully."

He had also said in the Gulf News: "I personally think the coach has done a decent job but his contract expires in February, so we have to seriously look at it.

"In fact, I think Whatmore himself will be looking at it. I won't deny that there is tremendous pressure to appoint a home-bred coach."

Whatmore's final series, if the report on Cricinfo is correct, will be against Sri Lanka, from DEcember 2013 to January 2014.

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