Waqar Younis might take charge of the Pakistan Cricket Team as coach again at least for the couple of upcoming multi-team tournaments i.e. Asia Cup and World T20 Championship. Both these tournaments will be played in Bangladesh.
Dav Whatmore had been working as Pakistan coach since the last two years and he was supposed to carry on till the 2015 World Cup especially after the recent successes that the men in green had had under him, but, it wasn’t to be. The 59 years old Australian didn’t accept PCB’s proposal of contract renewal.
As far as Waqar is concerned, he has coached Pakistan before. He had left that job in 2011 after having reported dispute with the board members. However, the PCB sources deny that. According to them, Waqar’s exit had nothing to do with any dispute. He had actually decided to quit because he had not been able to spend enough time with his family which was settled in Australia at that point of time.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed now that Pakistan will visit Bangladesh for the Asia Cup 2014. Earlier, there were doubts that they might boycott the tournament on security grounds, but, the tournament organizing committee released a statement on Thursday that all the 5 times including Pakistan would be anticipating.
Pakistan had won the last Asia Cup which was played in 2012. They had beaten Bangladesh by just 1 run in the final. They would start their crown defence on 25th of February by playing against Sri Lanka in Fatullah.Read More