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Pakistan Coaches since September, 1998

Written by F Mirza on July 20th, 2007   (284 views)

A chronology of Pakistan cricket coaches in the last nine years after former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson was named to succeed Bob Woolmer on Monday: September 1998: Former Pakistan great Javed Miandad takes over as coach from Haroon Rasheed.

Aril 1999:
Miandad resigns after falling out with senior players and is replaced by Mushtaq Muhammad for the 1999 World Cup.

August 1999:
Mushtaq sacked after the World Cup even though Pakistan finished runner-up; replaced by Wasim Raja.

November, 1999:
South African-based Englishman Richard Pybus replaces Wasim for a tour of Australia, becoming Pakistan’s first foreign coach.

December, 1999:
Intikhab Alam takes over after Pybus is axed following Pakistan’s 3-0 rout in the Australia Tests.

March, 2000:
Miandad returns in place of Intikhab, who was sacked after Pakistan, lost the first two Tests against Sri Lanka in a home series.

Aril, 2001:
Pybus Miandad sacked after Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand and is replaced by Pybus for the tour of England.

September, 2001:
Pybus refuses to come Pakistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the US and Mudassar Nazar takes over.

September, 2002:
Mudassar summoned home midway through the ICC Champions Trophy; Pybus returns.

Pybus quits after Pakistan are knocked out in the first round of the World Cup; Miandad returns.

June, 2004:
Former England batsman Bob Woolmer takes over as Pakistan’s second foreign coach, replacing Miandad, who is sacked after Pakistan lose one-day and Test series at home against arch-rivals India.

March, 2007:
Woolmer dies during the World Cup in the Caribbean. Pakistan were knocked out by minnows Ireland the previous day.
July, 2007: Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson named as Pakistan’s third foreign coach.

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