LAHORE  - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan cricket team head coach Dav Whatmore Tuesday mutually agreed to conclude the contract on February 28, 2014, putting an end to the speculations that Whatmore is being shown exit in the backdrop of teams poor showing.

Talking to this scribe, PCB spokesman said: “In order to lay speculation to rest with regard to the status of Whatmore, the PCB clarifies that according to the settled terms, the board's contract with him expires on February 28, 2014."

He said earlier this month, Whatmore informed the PCB that he would not be seeking a renewal of his contract due to his personal and family reasons. "The PCB acknowledges the fact that Whatmore enjoys the respect of the Pakistan cricket team and management for his commitment and services to the development of the game in the country. Under the circumstances, the PCB and Whatmore have mutually agreed to conclude the contract on February 28, next year," he added.

“Everyone at the PCB wishes Whatmore the very best at a personal level and in the world of cricket in the future,” he stated.

He said Whatmore also expressed his gratitude to the PCB for giving him an opportunity to serve the Pakistan cricket team and wished the youngsters many successes in the future. “Whatmore will continue working with Pakistan cricket team till the expiry of his contract,” he concluded. Whatmore's last assignment will be a series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December-January. Former paceman and coach Waqar Younis and former captain Moin Khan are in the running to replace him.