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Foreign coach for Pak: Akmal
Sunday 21 August 2011

Waqar Younis’ resignation from his post of the Pakistan coach has come as a shock to many. And wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal believes that only a foreign coach can turn the national team into a fighting unit and world beaters.

"It came as a total surprise for many people including myself. But I think now the solution is a foreign coach. I have played under Bob Woolmer and Geoff Lawson and I can vouch that a foreign coach is the best possible option for the national team," Akmal told PTI.

"Woolmer did a great job with the team and communicated well with all the players. During his tenure, Pakistan was among the top three Test and one-day international teams," he added

Akmal said Waqar's resignation was totally unexpected.

"I really don't know what happened but if he has health problems I pray to God he gets better as soon as possible."

The upcoming tour of Zimbabwe will be Waqar's last assignment with the national team. The 39-year-old took over the reins from Intikhab Alam in March 2010 after Pakistan's disastrous tour of Australia where it failed to win a single game

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