5 Contenders for the position of Pakistan team's head coach
Updated - Apr 28, 2016 9:14 am
After the appointment of Inzamam-ul-Haq as the new Cheif Selector, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now on a lookout for a suitable successor to Waqar Younis. The race for the role of head coach with the Pakistan cricket team intensified as several top foreigners applied for the position. It is reported that England’s Peter Moores, South African Mickey Arthur and Australians Dean Jones, Tom Moody and Jamie Siddons are the top candidates to have applied for the position. Here in this article, we try to dig into the past records of the front-runners in the race to becoming Pakistan’s next head coach.
1. Peter Moores (England):
Peter Moores, the former Sussex wicket-keeper, has had a pretty successful coaching career so far. Moores had two stints as the head coach of the English team. His first tenure in 2007-2008, where he succeeded Duncan Fletcher, was very unsatisfactory which led to his removal in early 2009 by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Five years later, he was re-appointed for the job and found great success. The former England coach has a stupendous record in the domestic circuit. He guided Sussex to their first Championship title in their 164-year history. ECB then appointed him as the coach for the England A side in 2001. He also served as the director of the ECB’s academy. After his sacking in 2009, Moores took up the coaching role for Lancashire and helped them to clinch their first outright Championship success in 77 years in 2011.