Zaka Ashraf says PCB still has faith in Dav Whatmore

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 14:27

Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has claimed they still have faith in under-pressure national team coach Dav Whatmore after various former players demanded his sacking following humiliating Test series whitewash against South Africa.

The chairman went to add that the coach would stay at least until the expiry of his two-year contract with the board, which is valid till February-March in 2014.

Whatmore has just completed one year of his association with Pakistan and has been under fire after the team failed miserably in the three-match Test series in South Africa, handing a 3-0 triumph to the hosts.

Former Pakistan cricketers have questioned the Aussie`s effectiveness, declaring him an `over rated coach` and demanding his removal.

However, the PCB chairman indicated that the board has no plans to remove the coach in the near future.

Ashraf clearly said Whatmore`s contract is still active, adding they would review the performance after the expiry of the contract, and then the decision taken on that evaluation would reflect what is best for Pakistan, but for now PCB still has faith in Whatmore

Meanwhile, a PCB official declared the heavy criticism against Whatmore unjust, saying the team`s performance under the coach was not a complete failure.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 14:27

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