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PCB ropes in Waqar as bowling coach for Australian tour

cricket Updated: Dec 09, 2009 20:27 IST

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Pakistan Cricket Board has roped in former Test skipper and pace great, Waqar Younis as bowling and fielding coach of the national team for their tour of Australia this month.

The 40-year-old Waqar who is presently working as a commentator in New Zealand will join the team before the first
Test begins in Melbourne from December 26.

Pakistan plays three Tests, five one-day internationals and a twenty20 match in Australia.

"Waqar has agreed to become the bowling and fielding coach for this one series," a board official said.

"His future assignments with the Pakistan team would be decided after the tour to Australia. His appointment has been
made keeping in mind his vast experience of international cricket," the official added.

Pakistani players dropped several catches during the first two Tests in New Zealand prompting captain Muhammad
Yousuf and coach Intikhab Alam to issue a warning to the players despite winning the second Test in Wellington.

Waqar who took 373 Test and 416 ODI wickets for Pakistan is presently settled in Australia with his family.

He had a brief stint as bowling coach with the national team two years ago but resigned after differences with the
board on his area of work and authority.

The board official said that Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed would continue to fulfill their duties as coach and
assistant coach while Waqar would work on the bowling and fielding aspects of the team in Australia.