Lahore, Dec. 14 (ANI): Former fast fowler Waqar Younis's appointment as the Pakistan team's new fielding and bowling coach for the Australian tour is part of a bigger picture. The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to replace the current coach Intikhab Alam with Younis.
"Normally, it makes no sense to bring in Waqar at this point of time for the Australian tour unless some long term thinking was not involved. Chief coach Intikhab Alam and assistant coach, Aaqib Javed are already working with the side," the Daily Times quoted a PCB source, as saying.
"Apparently, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt is looking at Waqar as a long term candidate for the post of chief coach and the days of Intikhab might be numbered as chief coach," he added.
Source added that Younis was very popular among the current bunch of players who have lot of respect and regards for him.
During his previous tenure in 2006, Younis helped Pakistani bowlers to improve their techniques before resigning owing to differences with the board and officials.
The PCB source added that Younis could end up drawing fatter perk and bonuses than Intikhab, if the team and bowlers do well during his coaching tenure.
"If the team and bowlers does well during his coaching period, he could end up earning more than the chief coach," he said. (ANI)