LAHORE- With Najam Sethi back at the helm of the PCB, Moin Khan's appointment as head coach didn't come as a surprise. But he wasn't an automatic choice. Apart from Moin, the PCB's coach committee, comprising former captains Javed Miandad, Intikhab Alam and Wasim Akram, had shortlisted another heavyweight candidate in Waqar Younis. The PCB's management committee though unanimously voted for Moin.
"Waqar Younis is my hero. He has great reputation, integrity, and is a man of wisdom, but after all consideration we had to choose Moin Khan," Sethi said. "No doubt he [Waqar] is good, but after considering all the factors we have decided to go with the first option [Moin]." Last year, when the PCB was caught up in legal tussles, Sethi had brought Moin into the setup during his interim term. He was made the Pakistan team manager in July 2013. "Moin has been with the team for the last six months and has good rapport [with the team] and the captain and players respect him, so continuity is one of the factors in our decision," Sethi said. It was reported that Sethi was the last man who voted for Moin, after one member of the management committee expressed serious reservations over Waqar.–AgeNCIES