Ex-Pak coach Waqar out of contention for Australia job

Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 13:35 PM IST

Karachi: Pakistan`s former cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that talks with Cricket Australia (CA) about a coaching job have not been successful.

CA was in talks with Waqar to replace bowling coach Craig McDermott who quit after Australia``s tour of West Indies in May. However, Waqar revealed that the talks had failed and he was not in contention for the position anymore.

"I was interested, but it didn``t work out between me and Cricket Australia," The Dawn quoted Waqar, as saying.

Waqar, who resigned as Pakistan``s coach last year citing personal reasons, is based in Sydney and was eager to work with the Australia team.

Waqar, who took 373 Test wickets in a 14-year career, said what he was offering was different from what CA was looking for.

Waqar will be coaching a team in the Sri Lanka Premier League followed by the Twenty20 World Cup where he will be involved with commentary.