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Moin not in PCB plans as new appointments finalised

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalised the names for top positions in team management as Mohsin Hasan Khan, Iqbal Qasim and Dean Jones are most likely to be given key roles but has revealed that Moin Khan is currently not in plans of the board.

A PCB official, on condition of anonymity, told APP that the Board will be appointing a foreign coach for the national team in May and most likely the responsibility will be given to former Australian Test batsman Dean Jones.

The PCB had appointed former Test cricketers Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja to help in finding the best possible coach for the national team.

The Board also shortlisted a foreign and a local candidate.

The new coach’s first assignment will be the series against England starting in July.

The official said that earlier former pacer Aaqib Javed was also interested in the job but when he heard reports that PCB was more inclined toward appointing a foreign coach then he decided to pull out.

“Mohsin Hasan Khan was also keen in becoming the coach but the PCB had offered him the job of the chief selector,” he said.

But Mohsin had rejected the offer to become the chief selector therefore the PCB has decided to appoint him as the team manager.

“The role of chief selector will be given to Iqbal Qasim,” he said.

Responding to a question, he said, currently former wicket-keeper and captain Moin Khan is not in PCB’s plans.

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