Mohsin could be named full-time coach


A Test and One-Day International (ODI) series-win over Sri Lanka has reportedly convinced the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) three-member coach-hunting committee to seriously consider Mohsin Khan for a full-time job. Mohsin, the former chief selector, was asked to assist the team on the UAE tour since the PCB could not appoint a head coach to replace Waqar Younis after the change in the team delayed the procedure. The committee, comprising Intikhab Alam, Zaheer Abbas and Col (retd) Naushad Ali, had sent a list of five shortlisted candidates for the position of head coach to the PCB but Mohsin’s term was extended for the tour of Bangladesh that starts from November 29. “The applications we received were mostly from local coaches along with a few foreign candidates. However, we’re in no rush to name the coach or the team of coaches and we’ll sit down for various discussions before finalising the names,” a member of the committee confirmed. Although the official did not confirm whether the team’s performance in the UAE has forced a minor rethink and if the show goes according to plan in Bangladesh, reports suggest that Mohsin’s appointment could be part of the serious discussions. The interim coach recently expressed his desire to take on the coaching position if offered, preferring that over his chief selector’s role. “The series wins have certainly added a feather to Mohsin’s cap. We beat Sri Lanka and chances are that we’ll beat Bangladesh as well and if the graph goes up then it’ll be a worthwhile discussion,” he added.