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PCB to confirm Whatmore as coach next week

Former Pakistan manager and coach Intikhan Alam has revealed that Dave Whatmore will be confirmed as coach of the national team on his arrival here in the first week of March.
“Whatmore will be confirmed as Pakistan’s new coach in March,” said Alam. Alam chaired a committee put together by the Pakistan Cricket Board to find a new coach after Waqar Younis quit the role last year.
Mohsin Khan has been leading the Pakistan team since, with spectacular success, inflicting defeats on Sri Lanka and England at Test level. Mohsin will likely return to his previous role as a selector, allowing Sri Lankan Whatmore to take up his new position.
Alam was quoted by PakPassion: “Dav Whatmore will arrive in early March to sign his contract.
Alam who was Head Coach for both the 1992 World Cup win in Australia and the Twenty20 World Cup win in England feels that the appointment of Whatmore will mark the launch of exciting times for Pakistan cricket. “I can’t give you the exact date yet as that has not been verified, but everything is in place for him to take over with his first assignment being the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. “Whatmore has a proven record and I feel that his appointment will be an exciting one for the Pakistan cricket team. “The team under Misbah-ul-Haq’s astute leadership have gelled and continued to show great signs of improvement over the last year or so. “I feel that Whatmore will add more professionalism to an already improving team and will take this team to greater heights.”
Australian Dav Whatmore will arrive in Pakistan in early March to be formally announced as the head coach of Pakistan’s cricket team with the Asia Cup in Bangladesh being his first assignment.
Alam further confirmed that Julien Fountain will arrive in Pakistan to take over as the fielding coach after his current assignment with Dhaka in the Bangladesh Premier League.
“Fountain who has previously worked for the PCB will arrive in Pakistan straight from Bangladesh where he is working with the Dhaka Gladiators. Our fielding continues to trouble us and I hope that in Fountain we will have someone who can address this issue that has troubled Pakistan cricket for a long time.”
Alam refused to confirm the length of the contracts for either Whatmore or Fountain, but PakPassion understands that Whatmore had requested a two year contract from the Pakistan Cricket Board, as well as a say in selection matters.



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