Thatscricket - News - Mudassar likely to head PCB's academy
Published: Saturday, January 27, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Lahore: Former international cricketer Mudassar Nazar, who runs a business in England, will take charge of Pakistan Cricket Board's proposed academy, according to cricket sources.Mudassar Nazar is stated to have signed a contract for one year for the academy, which is scheduled to begin from February 4. Former English cricketer and commentator Geoff Boycott is also expected to appear as a guest coach for a period of 15 days.Boycott's proposed contract, in fact, has been a centre of controversy over the huge sum that the former English opener has been offered by the PCB. While the PCB has defended its act, former cricketers including the legendary Imran Khan have ridiculed the PCB move.It is still not certain when Boycott would reach Pakistan. Meanwhile former players Mohsin Kamal and Ali Zia are expected to join the academy as assistants to Mudassar Nazar. The second phase of training is expected to commence from May after the domestic season is over.