Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Javed Miandad declined batting coach offer

Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad has declined the Pakistan's batting coach offer from PCB due to personal reasons. Miandad had said earlier that he would be considering taking up the batting role for Pakistan's team after Pakistan's tour of West Indies which starts from April 18. The team manager Intikhab Alam said, "The Pakistan team definitely requires a batting coach and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) approached Miandad but he unfortunately rebuffed the offer owing to personal reasons. But I am sure that he will assist the players in the near future".
Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan skipper and PCB chairman Ijaz Butt contacted Miandad following a shaky batting performance in the World Cup, during which there was no Pakistan batsman in the top 10 run-scorer list. Miandad had said in early April that he would not travel with the team to the West Indies but would work with them before their leaving as he did for Pakistan's tour of New Zealand last year.
Afridi asked to the board after the refusal from Miandad that they should look for other batting greats to take up the batting role for his team. He said, "If Miandad is not available then the board should hire other great batting persons that this country has produced or look for foreign batting coach".

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