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Peter Moores turns down offer to be Pakistan coach

Peter Moores turns down offer to be Pakistan coach
Peter Moores was removed as the coach of England following the dismal performance in 2015 World Cup.
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Former England coach Peter Moores has declined the offer to become the next head coach of the Pakistan national team as he wants to spend time with his family.

Moores, who was removed as the England coach after the 2015 Cricket World Cup, declined the job after a round of talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Currently serving as a consultant with Nottinghamshire, Moores revealed that he was really tempted by the chance of returning to international coaching.

However, the former Sussex wicket-keeper batsman stated that he was not ready to accept such a role as he wanted to spend time with his family and that he is committed to his role with Nottinghamshire.

“I was hugely flattered to be approached,” Moores told ESPNcricinfo.

“And I was very tempted by such a prestigious role with an exciting team.

“But having thought about it deeply, I don’t think it is the right time for me or my family.

“I have committed myself to a consultancy role with Nottinghamshire and I am enjoying spending time with my kids as they grow up.”

Pakistan are currently on the lookout for a new coach of the national team after Waqar Younis stepped down from his post early last month following a dismal showing of the team in the Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 tournaments.

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