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PCB formally announces Whatmore's appointment as Pakistan cricket team coach

Islamabad, Mon, 05 Mar 2012 ANI

Islamabad, Mar 5 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally announced Australian David Whatmore as the head coach of Pakistan cricket team for the next two-years.


The Nation quoted PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, as formally announcing the appointment of Whatmore, saying the decision was taken because of his strong background and coaching credentials.


He said Julien Fountain has been appointed fielding coach of the team.


"I congratulate and welcome the coaching staff and also felicitate coach finding committee which completed their task successfully and found the best coaches for the national team. I hope now Pakistan team will improve and perform well under the able supervision of the best coaches," Ashraf added.


Coach finding committee's head Intikhab Alam said that soon after joining the board, Ashraf had set himself an aim to provide qualified and best coaches to the Pakistan team.


"The selection committee started finding out the best coaches for Pakistan team and after the consensus and PCB chief approval, we have decided to finalise the names of Whatmore and Fountain. We hope both the coaches will try their best to bring the national team on top," Intikhab added.


Whatmore expressed his gratitude to Ashraf and the committee for choosing him as head coach of the Pakistan team, insisting that he was confident he could deliver results as Pakistan cricket has rich talent.


"Look, Pakistan cricket has a history of producing outstanding talent, and I am pretty confident I can produce good results with this team," he said. (ANI)


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