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Miandad given Pakistan's batting coach's role

cricket Updated: Aug 14, 2009 00:06 IST

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Former captain Javed Miandad, currently the Director General of Pakistan Cricket Board, was on Thursday entrusted with the additional responsibility of working as the batting coach of the national team.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt told reporters that Miandad has been asked to work with Pakistani batsmen and prepare them for the Champions Trophy.

"Miandad will help and assist in preparing the Pakistan batsmen for the Champions Trophy in South Africa," Butt said after the PCB governing body's meeting.

"We have grey areas in the batting department and we want to work on those areas," he said.

Miandad's huge experience and vast knowledge of the game made him an obvious choice for the job and the former captain has agreed to accept his new role, he added.

Miandad, however, would not accompany the team when they travel to South Africa in September, the PCB chairman said. Butt revealed former opener Saeed Anwar has also offered his services and said the PCB would consider his case.