I refused taking over as coach: Miandad
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Javed Miandad

DateLine: 15th August 2009

 

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad made it clear that he is not interested in a full-time coaching job with the Pak team.

 

"I was offered to coach the national team by PCB chairman immediately after he took over. But I refused because of time constraints," said Miandad who was recently appointed a batting consultant for national senior and junior teams.

 

Miandad, whose main job is to prepare Pakistan batsmen for next month's Champions Trophy, said he would take the job as a challenge.

 

"It is an exciting challenge. To be honest, there is nothing drastically wrong with our batsmen. It is just that they need someone to identify their small problems on a regular basis," Miandad said.

 

"My job is to identify the small mistakes and help them overcome them. I will help them improve their application and staying powers. At times our batsmen are playing shots too frequently and making the wrong shot selections," he added.