LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf says his first and foremost aim is to prepare such an excellent national team which may not only earn good name for the country but also win the upcoming World Cup 2015.

The most important responsibility of the national team coaching could not be handed over to those who were not qualified rather it would be given to the one who would be the best suitable for this, Zaka said this while talking to the reporters during a reception hosted in his honour by Zarai Tariquiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) staffers at a local hotel on Saturday.

“I just hear the news of Dav Whatmore’s arrival but did not meet him yet. First he will meet with coach committee experts and the committee will decide about his fate regarding the national team coach. I did not get any list of names from coach finding committee while the coach will be finalised after the final lists issued by the composite,” Zaka stated.

“I know Whatmore is a talented and hardworking coach and after his becoming Sri Lankan coach, Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup and he also had great contributions in Bangladesh team’s achievements and it’s my wish to meet such dedicated and able person and soon I will meet him,” the PCB chief added.

Talking about Mohsin’s achievements as an interim coach, he said that he was a good coach but I would just go for the best one.

“Like the entire nation, it is also my great wish that Pakistan team may perform well against England and win the series, and no doubt Mohsin had great contribution in this regard but I am looking towards the World Cup and I want to see Pakistan team as Cricket World Champions,” Zaka wished.

He said he was trying hard to bring international cricket back to the country and in this regard he was in talks with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

“We are in regular talks with the BCB and trying to have very good relations with Bangladesh board.

PCB Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad was especially sent there to express grief over the BCB chief’s death and to offer every possible assistance to them. The Bangladesh team arrival here will help us in international cricket revival in the country,” Zaka concluded.