Tuesday 12 November 2013 

Dav Whatmore To Stand Down As Pakistan Coach

Dav Whatmore
Dav Whatmore waves to the crowd although he will be waving goodbye to Pakistan in February
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The Pakistan Cricket Board have confirmed that head coach Dav Whatmore will not be seeking a renewal of his contract when it expires at the end of February.

Whatmore took over as coach of Pakistan in March 2012 and led the side to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later that year.

That was followed up with a disappointing first-round exit during the Champions Trophy earlier this year although he did guide the side to ODI series wins in India and the West Indies.

He has cited family and personal reasons as his reasons for deciding against staying on.

"Earlier this month Mr. Whatmore informed the PCB that he would not be seeking a renewal of his contract due to his personal and family reasons," a PCB statement read.

"The PCB acknowledges the fact that Mr. Whatmore enjoys the respect of the Pakistan Cricket Team and management for his commitment and services to the development of the game in the country.

"Under the circumstances, the PCB and Mr. Whatmore have mutually agreed to conclude the contract on February 28, 2014.

"Everyone at the PCB wishes Mr. Whatmore the very best at a personal level and in the world of cricket in the future."

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