I Have Been Offered U-19 Coach & Chief Selector Positions in PCB: Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistani speed-star Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that he was offered to work as the head coach and chief selector for the Under-19 cricket team.

Shoaib Akhtar, who has served as an ambassador to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and advisor to ex-chairman Najam Sethi, made this claim during popular sports talk show ‘Game On Hai’ on PTV Sports.

“Wasim Bhai has offered me to serve as a head coach and chief selector of Under19 cricket team, to which I agreed only if I get the full powers,” Akhtar said during the show.


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Shoaib also said that he had recommended the names of 2-3 former players he played with for U-19 roles.

It is, however, unclear that by Wasim Bhai, if he meant Wasim Akram, a member of PCB’s cricket committee or Waseem Khan, the newly-appointed Managing Director of the board.

Nonetheless, his claim has caused a stir on social media and people are already tweeting about how he could fit into this role.


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It is worth mentioning here that the former star cricketer is also associated with PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars as a Mentor. He is also the part of Qalandars’ selection team which holds talent hunt camps across the country.

Shoaib is the fastest bowler Pakistan has ever produced. The 43-year-old paceman still holds the world record for bowling the fastest ball in any form of cricket – 161.3 km/hour.