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July 17, 2007, 10:56 AM
june 16
Lawson heads to Pakistan for interviews (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/298192.html)

june 18
Pakistan board eases Lawson's safety concerns (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/298424.html)

june 22
Lawson looks for fit Shoaib (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/299197.html)

july 2
Lawson outlines plan for Pakistan (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/300307.html)

jluy 15
Lawson looks forward to PCB verdict (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302049.html)

july 16
Lawson confirms Pakistan appointment (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302010.html)
Lawson named as Pakistan coach (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302186.html)
interview (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302211.html)

july 17
Shoaib Malik welcomes Lawson's appointment (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302271.html)
Shoaib Akhtar thrilled with choice of coach (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/302299.html)

july 19
Miandad willing to help Lason (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/302611.html)

july 24
Lawson free to select support staff (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/303444.html)

july 31
Lawson see's Pakistan unpredictability as advantage (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/304586.html)

aug 5
Lawson hopes to prove a point (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/305640.html)

aug 21
Lawson want's killer instanct in Pakistan (http://content-pak.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/307609.html)

July 17, 2007, 10:58 AM
hi friends
what is your views about the coach? the process? and about the stements of formers??

July 17, 2007, 11:06 AM
statement of the formers are as pathetic as it can be. Give the guy a chance.

The process, I didn't like. Every candidate were suppose to send their resumes first. Then PCB was going to make a decision on them. I thought that was the process. However, here PCB contacted him first. This says someone inside PCB has suggested on him. Not a transparent move.

As for results: I will believe it when I see it.

Advice: Please stay away from Shoaib Akhtar. Groom the young ones. Shoaib can't be in the 2011 plan for sure.

July 17, 2007, 11:30 AM
Interesting that NO Bangladeshi player said anything in favor of Dav ...

July 17, 2007, 01:30 PM
pcb is a joke they always do the wrong thing why they dont pick dav??
but i am backing lawson fully because there is no fault of him in it

July 19, 2007, 02:02 AM
Geoff Lawson holds out an olive branch

Miandad willing to help Lawson

Cricinfo staff

July 19, 2007

Despite criticising his appointment, Javed Miandad says he is willing to work with freshly-appointed Pakistan coach, Geoff Lawson. Miandad, along with Intikhhab Alam, was among the first to slam Lawson's appointment, claiming that not only was he a foreigner, and thus "less patriotic" but also that, on merit, Dav Whatmore was the better option.

Lawson, placed in charge of Pakistan for two years initially, responded with a peace offering of sorts. He told The Australian that he wanted to bring his critics on-board and use their inputs as well. Miandad, against whom he played eight Tests between 1982 and 1984, was the ideal personality to use, said Lawson.

"I'd like to get Javed on board to be part of the coaching crew, to be part of the system and help out, because he was an outstanding player and a tough bloke as well," Lawson said. "We could do with a few of those characteristics among the guys at the moment. "I'm hoping to talk to all those people and see what contributions they can make. We can't control outside influences but it would be good if we could have some of those outside influences being positive."

Miandad has now welcomed the offer though was unwilling to firm up the sentiment. "I was and am always available whenever Pakistan cricket would need me," Miandad told The News.

But when asked whether he would consider the possiblity of working as a specialist batting coach, Miandad said, "It is premature to say anything on it. There is no such offer at the moment so I would only think about it if there is any possibility in the future."

Miandad, arguably Pakistan's greatest batsman, described Lawson's gesture as "a slap on the faces of those {PCB} officials" who have overlooked his credentials in recent years. Miandad has coached Pakistan on three occasions and in his last stint he was eventually replaced by Bob Woolmer in June 2004. Famously, the two had a private dinner soon after Woolmer took over but relations between the two continued to cool thereafter, leading Miandad to hope that "it will be different with Lawson."

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Shot at 2007-07-18

July 19, 2007, 02:48 AM
What the hell is miadad doing with Thackre?

BTW, first thing I want to see is how long Lawson continues. I wont be very surprised if he is shown the door after Pakistan's next series defeat.

July 19, 2007, 08:11 AM
Interesting that NO Bangladeshi player said anything in favor of Dav ...

I think it's important to consider whether that might be simply because no journalist asked...

July 20, 2007, 12:03 AM

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Shot at 2007-07-18

who is this in the picture..??

One World
July 20, 2007, 03:33 AM
Good luck for Malik and the gang.

August 23, 2007, 02:48 PM
and he finally is working with players









August 23, 2007, 03:40 PM
Nice pictures!! Shoaib has less hair than lawson. :) These are the side effects .....

August 23, 2007, 03:42 PM
These are the side effects .....

hahaha, haate naate dhora! :)

August 23, 2007, 04:11 PM
surely, the pakistani's insist that lawson and all the players stop wearing shorts. they should keep their legs covered. look short is lawson's shorts ;)

August 24, 2007, 12:13 AM
and one more


August 24, 2007, 12:29 AM
Shoaib Akhter seems aptly inspired by Barry Bonds ...

August 24, 2007, 11:46 PM
some more


Lord AK
August 25, 2007, 04:17 AM
Pakistan cricket board are like the former bangla government, they are corrupt.

September 1, 2007, 11:22 PM
corruption is endemic in south asian cricket..