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PCB tight-lipped about Whatmore's appointment

January 03, 2012 05:57 IST

Tipped to take over as Pakistan head coach, Dav Whatmore might have resigned from the helm of Kolkata Knight Riders, but the PCB is apparently trying to play safe with an official saying that the Australian's decision has nothing to do with the board.

"That is his personal decision but as far as the PCB is concerned we are yet to enter into any agreement with him," the official, who declined to be named, said.

He said Whatmore will be visiting Lahore shortly, after which it will be known whether an agreement is signed or not.

On the other hand, sources within the board said that negotiations between Intikhab Alam, who heads the committee appointed by the board to scrutinize, identify and recommend a list of coaches, and Whatmore are not in an advanced stage.

"It is confirmed he is the number one choice for the head coach position by the board," one source said.

The Jang daily newspaper reported that Whatmore would be paid a monthly salary of $18,000 for his position which would include not only working with the national team but also working at the National cricket academy, watching domestic cricket and grooming local coaches.

"Whatmore has had most of his demands accepted by the board including the one that he will have say in selection matters and on his pay scale," the report said.

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