View Full Version : Coaching the Pakistani team: 12 changes in 10 years

July 17, 2007, 11:56 AM
This is shocking in the end.....virtually every failure has led to a change in coach.

September 1998: Javed Miandad, the former Pakistan captain, takes over as coach from Haroon Rasheed.

April 1999: Miandad resigns after falling out with senior players and is replaced by Mushtaq Mohammad for the 1999 World Cup.

August 1999: Mushtaq sacked after the World Cup even though Pakistan finished runners-up. Replaced by Wasim Raja.

November 1999: Richard Pybus, a South African-based Englishman, replaces Raja for a tour of Australia, becoming Pakistan's first foreign coach.

December 1999: Intikhab Alam takes over after Pybus is axed following Pakistan's 3-0 rout in their tour to Australia.

March 2000: Miandad returns in place of Intikhab, who was sacked after Pakistan lost the first two Tests against Sri Lanka in a home series.

April 2001: Miandad sacked after Pakistan's tour of New Zealand and is replaced by Pybus for the tour of England.

September 2001: Pybus refuses to come to Pakistan in the wake of the Sept 11 attacks on the United States and Mudassar Nazar takes over.

September 2002: Mudassar summoned home midway through ICC Champions Trophy. Pybus returns.

March 2003: Pybus quits after Pakistan are knocked out in the first round of the World Cup. Miandad returns.

June 2004: Bob Woolmer, the former South Africa coach, takes over as Pakistan's second foreign coach, replacing Miandad, who is sacked after Pakistan lose one-day and Test series against arch-rivals India.

March 2007: Woolmer dies during the World Cup in the Caribbean. Pakistan were knocked out by minnows Ireland the previous day.

July 16, 2007: Geoff Lawson named as Pakistan's third foreign coach.

July 17, 2007, 12:02 PM
Typical Pakistani lunacy. Amazing how they can still beat the very best on their day and continue to produce players who can do just that.

July 17, 2007, 12:36 PM
Typical Pakistani lunacy. Amazing how they can still beat the very best on their day and continue to produce players who can do just that.

thats what we called the real talent

July 17, 2007, 12:39 PM
thats what we called the real talent

Right you are. Imagine what a Sri Lanka-like system, and the subsequent stability can do for Pakistan.

July 17, 2007, 01:15 PM
an unpreditable pakistani team is one of the beutiful beuties of the game we called cricket

look at the list
shoaib akhtar run up
shahid afridi hitting
openers falling in four maches and than scoring 100 in final game

July 17, 2007, 06:51 PM
Thats Pakistan,

July 18, 2007, 02:12 AM
Poo Geoff Lawson, must be counting his last days on this planet.

July 18, 2007, 06:59 AM
its been a musical chair