Haroon could be retained for India tour

Published: Saturday, February 5, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:Former Pakistan Test cricketer Haroon Rasheed, whose two-year tenure as team manager of the national side ends after the ongoing Australia tour, could get an extension for the India tour, although in a junior capacity.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has indicated that the manager for the India tour would be appointed keeping in mind the sensitivities involved but did not rule out Rashid being in the race for the deputy's post.

"We are looking to appoint a manager for the Indian tour keeping in mind the sensitivities involved in it," Pakistan-based The News Friday quoted Khan as saying.

"Take my example. In 1999 when we went to India, the board had appointed Mian Munir as manager. But then they appointed me as manager because of my diplomatic background while Munir went as assistant manager," the newspaper quoted him

"So there is every likelihood that we might appoint a main manager who will look after the diplomatic and political issues on the tour while we will also have an assistant manager to take care of other matters," he said.

Pakistan tour India from Feb 25 to play three Tests and five One-Day Internationals.

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