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Intikhab Alam to coach Punjab

July 09, 2004 21:51 IST

Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam has been appointed coach-cum-manager of the Punjab Ranji Trophy cricket team for the current season, Punjab Cricket Association secretary M P Pandov announced in Chandigarh on Friday.

Alam, who played 47 Tests for Pakistan -- including 17 as captain, agreed to coach the team between September 15 and March 31, 2005, Pandov said.

The 63-year-old Alam will supervise Punjab's Inter-District matches, help select the Ranji team, hold coaching camps and accompany the team as manager in Ranji matches.

Pandove said the PCA has received the Board of Control for Cricket in India's approval to avail Alam's services and it is awaiting the Centre's clearance.

He added that legendary Pakistan all-rounder Wasim Akram had also been approached, but the PCA could not finalise the deal since "he demanded a big amount".

Pandov expressed hope that Alam would bring out the best out in the state's cricketers.

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Sub: intkhab to coach punjab

what is this all the fuss about the "foreign" coach.intkhab is very much a punjabi,born in hoshiarpur.PCA has decided to give our team a world ...

Posted by malvin

Sub: foreign coaches

What's wrong ? Does India have shortage of ex cricketers, that we need foreign coaches even for state sides. Several Indian ex-cricketers are struggling for ...

Posted by Ali

Sub: Intikhab Alam to coach Punjab

Call Nawaz Sharif to coach our Bihar Politicians. Call Benazir to coach Jaylalitha and Mayawati.

Posted by Ashok Chavda

Sub: No Indian seen capable of coaching the Punjab team ?

It is surprising that the PCA could not find a single Indian fit for this job, but approached 2 pakistani players. No to mention we ...

Posted by Sagar

Sub: Good move

Hi, This is a good move, getting big cricketers to coach teams, may be this will spur former indian players to coach in other countries ...

Posted by vijay


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