Barely an hour after their brilliant win over formidable South Africa in the cricket World Cup here, Pakistan were embroiled in a controversy with coach Waqar Younis storming out of the mandatory press conference on being asked about an alleged tiff with a player.
The Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board today appointed former wicketkeeper Moin Khan as head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh, ignoring former Test captain Waqar Younis for the top job.
Outgoing Pakistani coach Dav Whatmore has said that he is leaving the team with a heavy heart and fond memories of Pakistan after his two-year contract with the national team comes to a conclusion in February.
The chances of former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis returning to coach the national side for the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup have brightened as he is planning to settle down in Dubai, according to sources.
Former Pakistani captain Moin Khan has reportedly emerged as a favourite to take over as head coach of the Pakistani team with current coach Dav Whatmore set to depart after the ongoing home series against Sri Lanka in the UAE.