Pak appoints new assistant coach for Champions Trophy

  • PTI, Karachi
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  • Updated: Aug 21, 2009 17:04 IST

Mohtashim Rasheed will replace former Aaqib Javed as the assistant coach of the Pakistan cricket team for next month's Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Besides, official sources said on Friday that the board has also replaced assistant manager Mohammad Ahmed with Shafqat Rana.

"The changes have been ordered for the Champions trophy because the governing council at its last meeting felt there was a need to change the support staff in the team," one official said.

He said the contracts of coach Intikhab Alam and manager Yawar Saeed was also being reviewed.

"Aaqib who was also the bowling coach has been sent back to the National Cricket Academy and Mohtashim who has worked as fielding coach with the national team takes his place," the official said.

He said Shafqat Rana, a former Test player and national selector, has been brought in because of his vast experience and to provide support to Yawar Saeed.

"The board will once again review the performances of the support staff after the Champions Trophy and former Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif is expected to be given a major position in the board," he added.


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