22 Jan 2014

Pakistan greats to help pick new cricket coach

7:46 am on 22 January 2014

Former Pakistan captains Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Intikhab Alam are to be involved in choosing a new coaching team for the national side.

Australian Dav Whatmore and Englishman Julian Fountain are leaving their coaching positions this month at the end of two- year contracts.

The pakistan Cricket Board has placed an advertisement in national newspapers and on its website but has not stated clearly whether foreigners are eligible to apply.

Whatmore, who took charge of the team in March, 2012, has said he will not be seeking a contract extension for family reasons.

Pakistan failed to win any test series under Whatmore but his tenure ended on a high when they beat Sri Lanka in the third test on Monday by chasing down 302 runs in the last two sessions.

Akram, a former great fast bowler, says he supports the appointment of local coaches.