Moin Khan appointed new Pak head coach

Johannesburg, Feb 12: Former Pakistani captain Moin Khan has reportedly been appointed as the head coach of the national team and will replace Australian Dav Whatmore, whose two-year contract expired last month.

Khan was shortlisted along with another former captain and ex-coach Waqar Younis by a four-man committee, which included former captain Javed Miandad, Intikhab Alam and Wasim Akram earlier this week.

According to Sport24, the decision came after a lengthy management committee meeting under the chairmanship of Najam Sethi who replaced Mohammad Zaka Ashraf, and a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said that Khan will coach the team for this month’s Asia Cup and next month’s World Twenty20, to be held in Bangladesh.

The official further said that the PCB would review Khan’s contract after the two tours as they have no cricket until Oct er this year, and Khan said that it is a big honour and responsibility to coach the team.

Urging the fans to support him, Khan, who played 69 Tests and 219 one-day internationals for Pakistan in the 1990s and 2000s, also said that his first task would be to help Pakistan win the Asia Cup.

Khan has coached the Pakistani and Indian domestic teams but never an international team and has been team manager of Pakistan since July this year, the report added. (ANI)