Woolmer suggests his view on Manager appointment

Published: Friday, August 19, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan cricket team's coach Bob Woolmer has suggested to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to name the national team's manager on a long-term basis until the next World Cup in 2007.

The appointment of the manager was discussed at the last meeting of the Ad-hoc Committee held in Karachi on Tuesday but no decision could be reached on who should be given this responsibility.

A senior PCB official said that although Woolmer was also in favour of having a manager working with him on a long-term basis, yet it would take some time before such an appointment is made.

"Some candidates have been discussed briefly but since we still have time on our hands before the international season starts, this matter would be discussed in detail and the serious candidates would be short-listed when the Ad-hoc Committee next meets in early September," he said.

The PCB Director Cricket Operations Saleem Altaf was named manager for the team's last two series in India and the West Indies after the Board replaced former Test player Haroon Rasheed after a two-year stint as manager.

Significantly, former Test captain Zaheer Abbas met the PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan when he was in Karachi this week. Zaheer is said to be highly regarded by Shaharyar and other Board officials and was recently also offered the post of chief coach at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), which he turned down because of his business commitments in Karachi.

The official said Woolmer had told Shaharyar that it would be in the interest of the team if a manager was appointed until the World Cup 2007 so that he could form a good understanding and working relationship with the players and other members of the management.

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