3 Mar 2012

Dav Whatmore to coach Pakistan cricket

9:07 am on 3 March 2012

The former Australia batsman Dav Whatmore, who guided Sri Lanka to World Cup glory, has arrived in Pakistan to take over as coach of the national cricket team.

The 57-year-old Whatmore, who played seven Tests and one limited overs international for Australia, coached Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996 and also helped Bangladesh reach the second round in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Whatmore was chosen by a three-member coaching committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board after regular coach Waqar Younis resigned citing health issues in September last year.