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Dean Jones, Tom Moody among front-runners for Pakistan coaching role

Dean Jones, Tom Moody among front-runners for Pakistan coaching role
Tom Moody's commitments with various T20 leagues around the world might go against him.
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Former Australian cricketers Dean Jones and Tom Moody are tipped to be the front-runners to replace Waqar Younis as the head coach of Pakistan.

Earlier this month, Younis had resigned from his role as the head coach following Pakistan’s poor performances in the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source told Press Trust of India that former captain Wasim Akram has endorsed Jones as an apt choice for the position.

With Moody already committed to various roles in the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League and the Caribbean Premier League, Jones is likely to be the favorite among the two according to the PCB source.

“Basically the choice is down to former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody and (Dean) Jones, but Moody is already committed to other assignments.

“Wasim has conveyed to the board that Jones could be a good choice having worked with him with the Islamabad team and seen his temperament and skills.”

The PCB source also informed that the board was considering to appoint Mohsin Khan and Iqbal Qasim as the team manager and chief selector respectively.

“The board has also reached a consensus on appointing former Test opener Mohsin Khan as team manager and former spinner Iqbal Qasim as chief selector.

“Mohsin is keen to work as coach and turned down the chief selector’s job for this but the board believes he would be ideal as manager while Qasim can be entrusted to do a good job as chief selector as he has already held this position before.”

Earlier this year, Jones was the head coach of the Islamabad United franchise which won the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League.

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