45508 81964360 - Wasim offers to coach for young bowlers
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has offered his services to the PCB as part-time bowling coach.

Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan captain, has offered his services to the PCB as a part-time bowling coach. Akram said he is ready to work for Pakistan , but would not be able to do it full-time because of family commitments.

In the past Akram has turned down the PCB s offers to coach, citing his responsibilities as a commentator. While he did state that he still doesn t have much free time, he said that whenever he is in Pakistan, he could juggle his routine to have time to coach fast bowlers.

When asked about the upcoming series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE, Akram said Sri Lanka are a good side but not good enough to beat Pakistan. He pointed out that the bowling attack has struggled without Muttiah Muralitharan, who was responsible for 40 per cent of the team s wickets during his career.

Pakistan will play three Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 International in the three Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as Pakistan are currently unable to host international cricket amid security concerns since the attack on the Sri Lanka team in 2009. Given the situation, Akram said the PCB should create an alternative home country for the team.