Lahore – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) advertises for the head coach on Tuesday, March 05, 2016. The move came a day after coach Waqar Younis resigned from the post of head coach.
“The Job entails provisions of professional services as head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team,” the advertising read. The advertising stated those services as, “Game planning/strategies, pre/post event preparation/evaluation, performance enhancing/improvement in International rankings, improvement in fitness standards with the help of support staff, augmentation in individual skills with regards to consistency in performance at international competitions and developing sustainable team culture commensurate with international requirement.”
The advertisement is very comprehensive in structure as it explains the job description of the head coach in detail. Earlier their has been a talk about who should be the coach for Pakistan cricket team. Bob Woolmer late is still hailed as the best head coach Pakistan has ever had. Since his demise, Pakistan have tried both foreign and national coaches, but to no avail. Jeff Lawson and Dav Whatmore have been the foreign coach Pakistan played under. While Waqar Younis has had two stints of two years each with the Pakistan Cricket Team.
Pakistan stands at the cross roads, where analysts have tipped that they remain at least five years behind the modern game. Pakistan has already appointed the new WT20 captain in Sarfraz Ahmed. The last date to apply for the role of head coach is April 25, 2016.
Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja have been assigned the role of assisting PCB in getting a new coach. Both of them have previously been the ambassadors of the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, PSL. The coach is required to have atleast five years of coaching experience with national and international teams. Test/international cricketers are preffered for the role, however first class cricketers having more than 10 years of experience can also apply.