Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB Finalize Candidates for Team Management
PCB finally finalize the candidates for Team Management, after all, as Senior bureaucrat Naveed Akram Cheema has become the leading contender to take over as the new team manager of Pakistan. According to the sources, two former Pakistani cricketers were also competing for the role as mentioned earlier.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board is in favour of appointing Cheema because of its reputation for being extremely strict in the discipline, as they want to avoid any unpleasant incidents with the Pakistan team.
Cheema previously served as manager of Men in Green on two separate occasions. He is likely to be handed responsibility to the Sri Lankan series, following the approval of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani.
On the other hand, former Pakistani cricketer Mansoor Rana is expected to join the Pakistan team as Cheema’s assistant. Mansoor Rana will also act as a batting coach for the team, as he currently works in a similar role at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) held at Lahore.
Mansoor Rana is also helping former Pakistani captain Misbahul Haq in the current Men of Green pre-season camp.
The PCB is expected to announce training and management staff from The Pakistan team in the next two days.