Peter Moores refuses to coach Pakistan

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Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board’s offer to coach Pakistan.

Moores was among five foreign candidates being considered by the PCB to replace Waqar Younis, who stepped down after the Men in Green’s dismal performances in Asia Cup T20 and World T20.

While tempted by the chance to return to international coaching, Moores was reluctant to commit to long periods away from his family, according to ESPN. 

“I was hugely flattered to be approached,” the 52-year-old said. “And I was very tempted by such a prestigious role with an exciting team.”

“But having thought about it deeply, I don’t think it is the right time for me or my family. I have committed myself to a consultancy role with Nottinghamshire and I am enjoying spending time with my kids as they grow up,” he added.

The former Three Lions coach was sacked by the England Cricket Board (ECB) 12 months after he took charge of the team following England’s early exit from the ICC World Cup 2015, where Eoin Morgan’s men were the only team out of top eight who failed to qualify for the knock-out stage, after they lost to Bangladesh in the all-important encounter at Adelaide.