Azhar Mahmood offered assistant coach’s role by PCB

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has offered the post of assistant coach to former Pakistan all rounder Azhar Mahmood.

PCB chairman confirmed this news and added that the all rounder has accepted this offer although official confirmation will come later as soon as Azhar has settled his contractual obligations in English county.

“Azhar has agreed to take up the assignment but will confirm once he has settled some contractual obligations with his county in England,” Khan said according to Press Trust of India.

Shaharyar Khan said that Azhar’s appointment has been made after consultations with new head coach, the South African, Mickey Arthur.

“Mickey Arthur had specifically asked us to appoint a Pakistani assistant coach with him as this would make it easier for him to settle down quickly in the team and also communicate and understand the players psyche better,” Khan said.

Azhar was also part of the team in the World T20 in India where he was brought in on a short term assignment as bowling coach of the side.

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