Apr 062014
Cricket: Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career


Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching career after agreeing to take charge of a top domestic team.

Shoaib, 38, who retired in 2011 after the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by the State Bank for the upcoming domestic season in Pakistan.

“Akhtar has agreed to become head coach of our team and we are very pleased that he has shown interest in coaching a domestic team,” said Zaheerul Hassan, the manager of the bank team.

“Contract papers are being prepared after Akhtar confirmed his interest in coaching our team.”

State Bank are one of the leading teams on the first-class circuit but have struggled to attain top position during the last two seasons.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2014.

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