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PCB official confirms Whatmore front runner for cricket coach post

December 25, 2011 - Karachi

Former Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore is the front runner for the cricket coach post, a senior Pakistan Cricket Board official has said.

"Whatmore is due to come to Pakistan sometime next month to discuss issues relating to our search for a head coach," The Daily Times quoted PCB official Subhan Ahmad, as saying.

"It would be premature to say we have taken a decision to appoint Whatmore as head coach but we are in the process of interviewing candidates and Whatmore is a front runner," he added.

Whatmore, who also led Sri Lanka to the 1996 World Cup win, is currently overseeing the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League.

Whatmore, 57, who played seven Tests for Australia, was tipped to take over as coach in 2007 instead of his compatriot Geoff Lawson.

The PCB has appointed Mohsin Khan as an interim coach after Waqar Younis stepped down in September due to personal reasons.


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