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Darren Sammy rejects Pakistan Cricket Board coaching offer

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) failed again in its quest to hire a foreign coach for the men’s cricket team when former West Indies captain Darren Sammy turned down the board’s offer for the top job, as reported by The News on Monday.

Darren Sammy rejects Pakistan Cricket Board coaching offer

Sammy, who is also the head coach of the Peshawar Zalmi team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), said no because he already has a deal with the West Indies board to be their head coach for one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

The news comes after the PCB failed in its earlier attempt to hire Shane Watson, a former Australian all-rounder who is now the coach of the Quetta Gladiators, as the head coach of the national team. Watson turned down the offer from the board and went home on Saturday night.

According to people who know about the situation, Watson had thorough talks with PCB officials in Karachi during the current PSL season. The PCB officials offered Watson the job of head coach.

The former cricket player had first shown interest and even written down what he needed to happen in order to accept the deal. Even though Watson was reportedly offered $2 million, he turned it down because information about the PCB’s proposed package got out to the public, the sources said.

The former all-rounder also said he was ready to keep his teaching and commentating jobs, such as his job as head coach of the San Francisco Unicorns in Major League Cricket and his time as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Since both Sammy and Watson are out of the running, the PCB might think about a temporary plan for overseeing the national team during the training camp in Kakul from March 25 to April 8. This is before the five-match T20 series against New Zealand that starts on April 14 in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

Darren Sammy rejects Pakistan Cricket Board coaching offer

Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa is writer who delivers engaging and informative news on sports to readers of Ten Sports TV Website.

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