Wednesday 12 February 2014 

Moin Khan Appointed Pakistan Coach

Moin Khan
Moin Khan (right), here in action during 2004, has been appointed Pakistan's new head coach
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Former wicket-keeper and national captain Moin Khan has been appointed as Pakistan's head coach for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments.

Dav Whatmore stood down as coach earlier this month, following the series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.

The Asia Cup begins on 25th February and Pakistan play Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka before the ICC WT20 gets underway in March.

Pakistan's first game is against India on 21st March. They also play Australia, the West Indies and a qualifier.

Moin replaced Iqbal Qasim as chief selector in July 2013 and then took on the role of team manager in August.

Shoaib Mohammad has been appointed as fielding coach, Mohammad Akram as bowling coach and Zaheer Abbas as Chief Cricket Consultant while Azhar Khan will remain as chief selector with no changes to the selection committee being made.

The decisions were taken at a PCB Management meeting in Lahore.

Moin captained Pakistan between 2000 and 2001, playing 69 Tests and 219 One-Day Internationals.

He was a World Cup winner in 1992 and the first man to hit a Twenty20 century in Pakistani domestic cricket in 2005, the season in which he retired.

He then went on to coach the Hyderabad Heroes and the Lahore Badshahs in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League.

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