Sethi: Waqar and Moin will sort unrest out

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has thrown his backing behind new coach Waqar Younis and chief selector Moin Khan, saying the pairing will do a good job in building Pakistan into a cohesive unit.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has thrown his backing behind new coach Waqar Younis and chief selector Moin Khan, saying the pairing will do a good job in building Pakistan into a cohesive unit.

With constant reports of dressing room unhappiness and threats to sack skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, Sethi feels the appointment of Waqar and Moin came at the right time, even though Moin had been the interim coach.

He took over when Dav Whatmore left the post two months before the World Twenty20. His post was only ever for those few weeks, and Waqar will take charge of the team as of June. He will also be the bowling coach.

Sethi said: "Waqar will be the strategic driving force in the team and Moin's main role is chief selector. I am confident that when they work together every player in the team will get a clear message what is expected of them and what they can't do.

"You keep on hearing about problems in the team but I am sure when Waqar and Moin work together, these divisions and reports of players trying to undermine each other will end.

"I am sure even Misbah-ul-Haq will be alert as captain. I am sure this combination will click.

"Waqar is a very popular choice, whoever we spoke too backed his appointment and even in the board he was a popular choice. After a long time the board now has a free hand to take long term decisions."

As for the vacant batting coach job, Sethi said they were looking at three names for the post, two of which are believed to be Grant Flower and Inzamam-ul-Haq, and would make a decision soon.

He said: "We have shortlisted three candidates for the batting coach position and will make an announcement shortly."

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