Lawson not insecure about his Pak cricket coaching job

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Karachi, Sept.7 : Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson has said that he is not feeling insecure about his job, saying that he overlooked several lucrative positions in Australia to assume this responsibility.

"I have no insecurity about my job with PCB. I had several lucrative options in Australia but accepted to be Pakistan's coach because it was a big challenge for me. And I will continue to focus on my task which is to make Pakistan the world's best team," the Dawn and The News quoted him, as saying.

There have been reports that Lawson is likely to be axed along with several other people occupying key positions in the cricket establishment once a new PCB chairman is appointed later this month.

During his 14-month stint so far, Lawson's biggest achievement is reaching the final of the inaugural World Twenty20 Championship in South Africa last September. Under him, Pakistan have played two Test series - against South Africa at home and against India in India - and have lost both.

Critics have termed Lawson as a weak coach and the Aussie's fractious relations with the national selectors and the Pakistani media has not helped his cause much. But Lawson is not worried.

He also lamented the fact that foreign cricketers believe that Pakistan is an unsafe destination for them.

"I live in Lahore and move around in the city like a normal person, going shopping and to restaurants. I don't feel unsafe," Lawson said.

ANI

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