CRICKET COACHING

  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt April 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for sports...
  • Paul Farbrace named as Sri Lanka coach December 20, 2013

    Englishman Paul Farbrace, who was wounded in the infamous 2009 shooting attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, was appointed the head coach of the national side on Friday. The 46yearold, who has been recently coaching his former English county side Yorkshire, is replacing South African Graham Ford who had already...
  • Local or foreign coach does not make difference: Hafeez December 7, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez believes that it does not make a difference whether the Board appoints a foreign or local coach for the national team. Hafeez also felt that the outgoing Australian coach of the team, Dav Whatmore had done his best. "It does not make a difference whether...
  • Greg Chappell in line to become chief coach of Sri Lanka October 19, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may end up appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as its new chief coach. The SLC sources said the deadline for the selection had been extended until the end of this month with scales weighing highly in favour of Chappell, who was arguably the world's...
  • Cricket Australia mulling over 'split coaching' formula October 19, 2013

    Sydney: The split captaincy across three formats has been a practise among international cricket teams for some time but Cricket Australia now is toying with the idea of having different coaches in different formats. Cricket Australia isn't ruling out appointment of different head coaches for different formats in future, but insists...
  • Graham Ford to step down as Sri Lanka coach September 18, 2013

    Sri Lanka will seek a new coach after South African Graham Ford declined to extend his two-year term beyond January, cricket officials said on Wednesday. "The national coach has indicated of his unavailability to continue after his contract expires in January 2014," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. He has...
  • Cricket not played on laptops, Waqar to Lillee September 7, 2012

    Dubai: Former Pakistan captain and fast bowler Waqar Younis doubts if the former MRF Pace Foundation Director, Dennis Lillee, will be able to teach the art of fast bowling online, Pakistani website pakistantoday.com.pk reported on Friday. Lillee, who was in charge of the MRF Pace Foundation, handed over the reins to...
  • Mike Hesson appointed New Zealand coach July 20, 2012

    Wellington: Mike Hesson was appointed head coach of the New Zealand team on Friday, replacing John Wright who will leave the role next month. New Zealandborn Hesson coached Otago province for six years before a short stint as Kenya coach. He left that role earlier this year, citing security fears...
  • Saba Karim launches pro cricket academy July 6, 2012

    Noida: Saba Karim, the former India and Bengal wicketkeeper, has launched a coaching academy at Noida's Genesis Global School. The Saba Karim Genesis Pro Cricket Centre, a wellequipped cricket academy with stateoftheart practice facilities, will open its doors in midJuly on the campus grounds with a focus on grooming young...
  • Kenya cricket coach Mike Hesson resigns May 7, 2012

    Nairobi: Kenya coach Mike Hesson resigned on Monday only ten months into his twoyear contract citing security concerns, Cricket Kenya (CK) officials said. The 37yearold New Zealander, who took over from West Indian Eldine Baptiste in July 2011, said he was giving up the role "due to a number of...
  • John Wright to quit as New Zealand coach May 1, 2012

    Wellington: John Wright has announced he will quit as New Zealand coach after next month's tour to the West Indies, saying the time is right to pursue "other opportunities." The former New Zealand opening batsman has coached New Zealand since late 2010, leading the team to the semifinals of last...
  • There is no role for cricket coaches: Miandad December 24, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad does not believe there is any role for a coach in cricket but has insisted that a "planner" is needed to be associated with teams. "I don't think there is a role for a coach in cricket but you can say a team needs a...