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Mohsin may get PCB notice over interview

Mohsin hinted he was not willing to accept any position with the national team other than head coach.

Press Trust Of India |December 16, 2011, 10:47 AM IST
Mohsin may get PCB notice over interview

Karachi: Pakistan's interim cricket coach Mohsin Khan is expected to get a showcause notice from the PCB for stating that he was not willing to accept any position with the national team other than being the head coach.

In an unusually hard-hitting interview to the Express Tribune, Mohsin, who is presently with the Pakistan team in Bangladesh, hinted that he would reject any offer to become the batting coach of the national team.

"I'm always ready to serve Pakistan but with grace and dignity," the former Test batsman said in the interview.

"I'll not avail an opportunity at the cost of my self-respect. I'll refuse any offer which ignores years of service for my country as a cricketer, selector and coach."

A reliable source in the board said the PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf was not very pleased with the interview.

"Mohsin is likely to be issued a showcause notice for speaking publicly on a sensitive issue in the midst of an ongoing Test series and indirectly saying he would only accept the post of head coach and nothing less," the source said.

According to the source, Mohsin had signed a contract with the board when he was chief selector and now as interim coach and in both contracts he was forbidden from giving interviews and making controversial comments on important issues.

There is a big debate going on in Pakistan cricket whether the board should change the team management ahead of the all-important series against England, scheduled from next month in the UAE.

What is confirmed is that while majority in the Pakistan cricket community believes that the board should continue with Mohsin for the England series, the board itself is considering appointing a new head coach - most likely Dav Whatmore - and a foreign fielding coach before the England series.

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