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The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) efforts to nominate a overseas coach for the boys’s cricket staff hit one other setback after former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy turned down the board’s provide for the highest publish, personal information channel reported on Monday.

Sammy’s — who can be Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach — refusal comes as he has an current contract with the West Indies board whereby he’s serving because the facet’s head coach in one-day internationals (ODIs) and T20Is.

The event comes because the PCB’s earlier bid to rope in former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson because the nationwide facet’s head coach didn’t materialise because the ex-cricketer — who can be the coach of Quetta Gladiators — returned dwelling on Saturday night time after rejecting the provide prolonged by the board.

Watson, in keeping with sources accustomed to the matter, has held detailed discussions with PCB officers in Karachi through the ongoing PSL, whereby the latter had provided him the head-coach publish.

The ex-cricketer had initially expressed curiosity and had even chalked out his circumstances for accepting the provide. Nonetheless, regardless of a reported provide of $2 million, Watson later declined the provide owing to the leak of knowledge pertaining to the PCB’s proposed package deal to the media, the sources added.

The previous all-rounder additionally cited his willingness to honour his present teaching and commentary commitments together with an Indian Premier League (IPL) commentary stint and because the head coach of Main League Cricket facet San Francisco Unicorns.

With each Sammy and Watson out of the race, the PCB may think about an interim association for the nationwide staff’s supervision through the coaching camp in Kakul from March 25 to April 8, previous the five-match T20 sequence in opposition to New Zealand ranging from April 14 in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

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