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Ganguly da
May 25, 2007, 01:20 AM
Dav Whatmore Karachi, May 25: The coach of Bangladesh cricket team, Dav Whatmore has turned down an offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board to consider coaching its national team.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed that negotiations with Whatmore had failed to come through.

"He has rejected our offer to have negotiations and has given no reasons for this," the official said.

Whatmore's refusal would come as a big blow to the board as Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, who was also approached, ignored its offer. "Moody was asked to give his contact details but he refused saying he didn't want to deal with the Pakistan board," a source said.

Pakistan is searching for a new coach after the tragic death of Bob Woolmer during the World Cup on March 18, a day after Pakistan lost to Ireland and were bundled out of the prestigious tournament.

While Whatmore, who has also coached Sri Lanka, has ended his contract with Bangladesh and is negotiating with India, Moody who guided the Lankans to the final of the recent World Cup has signed up as coach of the Western Australian state.

The PCB official admitted that no high profile coach had applied for the post of national coach.

"The applications we have got until the May 15 deadline includes no big names. But we have got applications from some promising foreign coaches," he said without disclosing their names.

The PCB has formed a special committee to scrutinize the list of foreign and local applicants and finalize one name till the end of June.

Naseem Ashraf, the Chairman of the Board, confirmed that Pakistan was more interested in signing on a foreign coach.

"We are concentrating on looking for a computer literate, qualified and young coach who is enthusiastic about his work and totally committed," he said.

A board source said the PCB's condition that interested coaches should have atleast some experience of having played first class cricket is coming as a hurdle.

"This condition to be honest rules out quite a number of well-known and high profile qualified coaches from different countries," the source noted.




~~~~i think everyone is scared to coach Pakistan, the only cricket team in the world with their coach being murdered.

gatekeeper
May 25, 2007, 01:31 AM
Woolmer memory's too fresh in their minds...

james007
May 25, 2007, 01:38 AM
Pakistan is safer place than India.

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 02:43 AM
Pakistan is safer place than India.

True atleast for cricketers.

Ganguly da
May 25, 2007, 02:02 PM
Pakistan is safer place than India.

sure, whatever you say dude. The whole world knows the truth.

Protic
May 25, 2007, 02:13 PM
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are the safest. We Bangladesh and Lanka fans are big mouth..:p no action..if our players doesnt performs ..we shout at em..but if we meet em ..we go so gentle.."hello bashar bhai..bhalo asen? " and forget about ruining their property! .. but on the other hand LOOK AT PAKISTANIS AND INDIANS.. thrashing houses,slapping coaches,killing coaches. WOW.

( as if im impressed..)