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Coach Waqar wants to lead by example

Coach Waqar wants to lead by example

LAHORE: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday said he wanted to earn respect and admiration of his fellows like he did as a player.
A day before the close of the camp training of the team, Waqar said: “As a coach I am giving the same commitment I gave as a player. The intensity and hunger has not gone down.”
Waqar, who was named head coach of the team in place of Intikhab Alam this year after a disastrous tour of Australia, was also confident that the present Pakistani team

No batting coach as war of egos heats up

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting for a reply from former captain Javed Miandad regarding his acceptance of the job as batting consultant, as the war of words between Miandad and coach Waqar Younis heats up.
Pakistan team’s head coach Waqar Younis, who is in Sydney, made it loud and clear that he would remain in charge and Miandad’s role would be restricted to batting consultant. However, Miandad on Friday warned Waqar to be careful while choosing his words.

Indian hockey coach quits after semi-final loss

GUANGZHOU: India’s national coach Harendra Singh resigned on Tuesday soon after his team crashed to a 4-3 defeat to Malaysia in the Asian Games men’s field hockey semi-final.
The loss, sparked by a golden goal from penalty corner ace Amin Rahim, meant India will have to go through the qualification rounds to book a berth for the 2012 London Olympics.
Only the winner of Thursday’s gold medal clash between Malaysia and Pakistan will be granted a direct entry to the Olympics.

Abbas ready to head PCB if asked to

LAHORE: Coming heavy on the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt for his poor administrative policies, former captain Zaheer Abbas has thrown his hat in for the PCB’s top slot provided he is offered the job. Abbas said that when Butt took over as PCB chairman two years back, he had high expectations from him but the veteran administrator turned out to be a big “disappointment”.
“He (Butt) has disappointed in many ways. There are calls for changes and if anyone does approach

Italy coach offers Totti a goodbye chance

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has offered former Azzurri striker Francesco Totti the chance to play in a friendly to say a proper goodbye to the national team.
Totti, 34, quit international football with 58 caps after Italy’s 2006 World Cup win but opened the door for a return in June’s tournament only for injury worries to rule him out.
Prandelli, who has indicated that he will not consider the forward for competitive games, envisages a friendly where Totti can team up again