Whatmore turns down PCB's offer

Updated on May 26, 2007 09:43 AM IST
Dav Whatmore turns down Pakistan Cricket Board's offer to consider coaching its national team.
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PTI | By, Karachi

The coach of Bangladesh cricket team, Dav Whatmore has turned down an offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board to consider coaching its national team.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed that negotiations with Whatmore had failed to come through.

"He has rejected our offer to have negotiations and has given no reasons for this," the official said.

Whatmore's refusal would come as a big blow to the board as Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, who was also approached, ignored its offer.

"Moody was asked to give his contact details but he refused saying he didn't want to deal with the Pakistan board," a source said.

Pakistan is searching for a new coach after the tragic death of Bob Woolmer during the World Cup on March 18, a day after Pakistan lost to Ireland and were bundled out of the prestigious tournament.

While Whatmore, who has also coached Sri Lanka, has ended his contract with Bangladesh and is negotiating with India, Moody who guided the Lankans to the final of the recent World Cup has signed up as coach of the Western Australian state.

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