Hot seat Pakistan: Meet the contenders for coach job

It’s one of the toughest jobs in world cricket, but big overseas applicants are aggressively vying for the Pakistan coach's post.

By: Express News Service | Published: April 27, 2016 11:41:34 am
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Peter Moores (England)

After the disastrous ODI WC last year, Moores’ second stint with England came to an abrupt end. He is the front-runner as he had interacted with the PCB in the past and has given a report on how to improve the cricket structure in the country.

Mickey Arthur (South Africa)

With the experience of having coached both Australia and South Africa — though with contrasting results — the 47-year-old is widely rated as an intelligent coach. He has also coached in Pakistan Super League. Some of his past methods (homework gate for example), though, will be brought to the discussion again.

Dean Jones (Australia)

It was a surprise when Dean Jones threw his hat in the ring, considering that he has little experience coaching an international side. But his is a sharp cricketing brain and he was appraised by Wasim Akram, who is in the selection panel.

Tom Moody (Australia)

Brings with him considerable experience of coaching in the subcontinent. His stint with Sri Lanka was particularly impressive and has had a largely decorated coaching career. Shares a good rapport with Ramiz Raja, a member of the panel.

Jamie Siddons (Australia)

A largely untested coach at the international level, Siddons has had a moderately successful stint with South Australia, whom he had guided to Sheffield in his last season as coach. However, an ill-fated tenure with Bangladesh — wherein Ashraful alleged he was involved in fixing — will relegate him to an also-ran.

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