PCB not to renew Whatmore’s agreement when it expires

The PCB will reportedly not renew present head coach Dav Whatmore’s agreement, when it expires before Asia Cup in late February 2014. Whatmore’s last task along with Pakistan will be the forthcoming Sri Lanka series in the UAE, between Dec. 2013 and January 2014.

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As per the Daily Times, Whatmore was hired head coach in March 2012 and Pakistan has didn’t win a Test series under him, and have just won 2 out of the 10 games they have played so far, following which sources said that the PCB has made the step. PCB Interim head Najam Sethi had recently stated that although they aren’t against an overseas coach, they feel that such coaches aren’t able to talk to the majority of the players openly.

A top PCB official stated that a few players aren’t very comfortable around Whatmore and the suggestion is to bring in a local coach.

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