18 Aug 2012

Shoaib Akhtar keen on Pakistan coaching role

11:00 am on 18 August 2012

Pakistan's former international fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has put his hand up to become the country's new bowling coach.

Akhtar retired from international cricket during last year's World Cup after taking 178 test and 247 one-day wickets in a career marked by injury and controversy.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has been hunting for a new national bowling coach since another former test bowler, Aaqib Javed, left the post earlier this year to coach the United Arab Emirates.

It has yet to draw up a shortlist but has expressed a desire to get former captain and left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram involved.