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Wasim Bari to take over as Pakistan team manager

Wasim Bari has played 132 international games for Pakistan
Wasim Bari has played 132 international games for Pakistan
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Test captain Wasim Bari as the manager of the national team for the upcoming series against West Indies in the United Arab Emirates.

Bari will take over from Intikhab Alam, whose contract with the PCB as team manager will draw to a close at the end of this month.

In a press release, PCB made the announcement and thanked Alam for his services to the national team and lauded his role in the recently concluded tour of the United Kingdom.

“Mr. Intikhab Alam’s contract with PCB as Team Manager is concluding this month.

“PCB would like to express its thanks and appreciation to Mr. Alam for his contribution to the Pakistan Cricket Team.

“The Team has received a lot of plaudits for their conduct on the recent tour of England and were appreciated as positive Ambassadors of their country.

“Mr. Alam’s role as head of the Pakistan Contingent was key to the PCB’s efforts to ensure an incident free Tour of England.

“Former Pakistan Test Captain Mr. Wasim Bari will take over as the National Team Manager for the West Indies Series in UAE.”

Bari, a former wicket-keeper batsman, played 81 Tests and 51 One-Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1967 and 1984 and led the team in six matches between 1977 and 1978.

In total, Bari took 201 catches and effected 27 stumpings in Test cricket – a tally of 228 dismissals which is the most by any Pakistan wicket-keeper in the format.

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