Friday, 20 April 2007

PCB sounds out John Wright for coach’s job

Both India and Pakistan had their share of ignominy in the World Cup. But while BCCI decided to go with the flow, its Pakistani counterpart has clearly stole the march with a slew of measures with an eye on the future.

Trust the politically correct BCCI to strike a balance between the star system it maintains and the popular demands. Their quick-fix solution to World Cup disaster was convincing Ravi Shastri to be the makeshift manager, tagging along Venkatesh Prasad (bowling coach) and Robin Singh (fielding coach).

In contrast, Pakistan has appointed the underrated Shoaib Malik as the ODI captain, put a paid selection committee in place and now is in talks with John Wright for the coach’s job.

PCB is impressed with Wright’s excellent record with Team India and Wright is not apparently averse to return to the sub-continent.

"Wright's response was good. The board is also looking at another foreigner, Tim Boon, coach of Leicestershire, as a possible candidate," one PCB source said.

Aaqib Javed, meanwhile, remains the front-runner if PCB goes for a Pakistani for the job.

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