LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delayed the appointment of bowling coach in place of Aaqib Javed, who resigned from the post to join UAE head coach, and will now name it after the conclusion of Pakistan team’s tour to Sri Lanka, it has been learnt on Monday.

A well placed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board on condition of anonymity confirmed that the appointment was delayed by the board to select right person for the right job.

Earlier in the start of April, the coach selection committee headed by Intikhab Alam had briefed to media that committee had short-listed the names and Pakistan Cricket Board will announce bowling coach name after the approval from Chairman Zaka Ashraf prior to start of the Sri Lanka tour.

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board had received around 12 applications including Pakistanis and foreigners like Jalal-ud-din, Ian Pont, Sabih Azhar, Mushtaq Ahmed and M Akram. However now Intikhab Alam stated that the appointment of the coach has been delayed and will be announced after the Sri Lanka series.

 “The appointment will now be made after the tour of Sri Lanka. The bowling coach will not be in place before the tour of Sri Lanka as had been reported previously. The main reason for this is that we don’t want to rush the appointment for an important position” stated Intikhab.

Head Coach Dav Whatmore and fielding coach Julien Fountain were recruited after Chairman Zaka Ashraf stated that professional coaches were the way forward for Pakistan cricket and have been in charge of the team for almost 2 months.

“We have two very good coaches in place and want to ensure that the bowling coach is also of a high calibre,” Intikhab concluded.

Meanwhile, Pakistan team has the strength and ability in all departments, and their capabilities are not limited to bowling only they have to feel their responsibility and to play according to their potential to win the matches during the Sri Lanka tour, said head coach Dav Whatmore.. .

“What we need to ensure is that the players are achieving their potential and playing the very best cricket possible,” Whatmore added.

“Yes, the ability to chase scores has not been so good and we obviously can improve in a range of areas, but there is no doubt in my mind that we have an extremely talented batting line-up,” he added.

“Players have to feel their responsibilities for their own contribution. There will be days where, despite getting good contributions from many players, we still lose”, he said. “if a team gets contributions from the majority of the players, that team tends to come out on top,. he concluded.