Miandad turns down Pak team coaching offer

April 13th, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Apr.13 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad has turned down an offer to become the national cricket team’s batting coach.

According to the Dawn, Miandad was approached by Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt to take up the assignment, but the batting great turned down the offer citing personal reasons.

“The Pakistan team surely needs a batting coach and the board approached Miandad, but he unfortunately declined the offer because of personal reasons,” team manager Intikhab Alam was quoted as saying by cricket website Cricinfo.

It is understood, however, that Miandad will help the batsmen during the team’s practice sessions in Pakistan, as he did prior to the tour of New Zealand late last year. (ANI)

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