As a foreigner is all set to join the Pakistani cricket team as head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq has stepped down as Pakistan’s interim head coach.
Sources within the PCB confirmed that Saqlain is no longer associated with the men’s national side.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja had hinted yesterday that a foreigner will be hired as the next head coach of the Men in Green.
“I discussed the future of Pakistan’s team management with Saqlain, Babar Azam and Rizwan and the general opinion is about inclusion of a foreign coach in the Pakistan team environment,” said Raja. “I firmly believe that you need someone with local knowledge on away tours. But you also need some regular coaches in order to maintain a good environment in net sessions.”
“I also think that we might not have the capacity to give all the responsibilities to the captain [Babar]. He is a relatively new captain which is why we don’t want to pressurise him,” he added.