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Arthur among four probables for Pakistan coach's job

cricket Updated: Feb 22, 2010 16:21 IST

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Keeping in mind the 2011 World Cup, the PCB has decided to appoint a foreign coach for Pakistan team and has shortlisted four candidates, including former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur for the job, the Cricket Board said today.

PCB chief operating officer Wasim Bari said that apart from Arthur, the other three candidates for Pakistan coach's
post are former England spinner John Emburey, Peter Morris and ex-Zimbabwe captain Dave Houghton.

"What we have decided is that we will have a foreign coach and we will not allow monetary issues to influence our
final selection. Money is not an issue, we just want the best man for the job if Pakistan cricket has to move forward," Bari said.

The former Test skipper said the PCB would make an official announcement of the new coach in the next couple of
days as they want him to spend time with the players before the April-May scheduled Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbeans.

Sources in the PCB told PTI that chairman Ejaz Butt had met with the senior players of team and manager Yawar Saeed in Dubai and informed them about the board's future plans.

"It has apparently been decided that Yawar will continue as manager in the T20 World Cup while Shahid Afridi will
return as captain for the event," one source said.