Shane Watson yet to decide on Pakistan coaching role despite PCB’s acceptance of demands | Cricket News


New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson Still undecided on accepting the role of head coach for pakistan cricket teamDespite the Pakistan Cricket Board (pcb) Agreeing to his remuneration terms.
Board sources revealed that Watson has demanded an annual salary of $2 million, which is equivalent to approximately Rs 46 million per month, the highest fee ever offered to a foreign coach. This demand is more than the compensation received by previous foreign coaches of Pakistan.
“Considering his young family in Australia and commitments in the USA Major League, he is assessing his options,” the source said. “The board is hopeful that he will devote adequate time to Pakistan, assist in talent scouting and domestic grooming.” do.”
Watson's deliberations on signing the contract were influenced by the PCB's frequent structural changes and coaching staff changes.
While currently coaching Quetta Gladiators In pakistan super league (PSL), Watson does not have prior experience of coaching an international team, although he has some coaching experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi stressed the need for a foreign coaching setup with broad support from the board. Despite being appointed interior minister, Naqvi has indicated his commitment to both the roles simultaneously.
This dual role scenario, which is not unprecedented in PCB history, received no objection from the International Cricket Council (ICC). Naqvi, demonstrating his dedication, has listed six bureaucrats from the Punjab government for deputation within the board and has also announced his intention to forgo his salary as interior minister.
(With inputs from PTI)

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