Hesson not interested in Pakistan coaching job

Former Black Caps coach did not officially apply for the role

Hesson not interested in Pakistan coaching job PHOTO: AFP

Former New Zealand Head Coach Mike Hesson is not keen on coaching Pakistan team, if a report by Stuff is to be believed.   

According to details, Hesson was only interested in coaching the Indian side because of its status as the biggest coaching job in the world of cricket.

The report further stated that Hesson did not apply for the Pakistan coaching job, along with that of Bangladesh, as he was not interested in taking up those assignments. Sources also said that Hesson is more likely to continue his television commitments rather than opting for full-time coaching once again.

Hesson coached the New Zealand side for six years before ending his stint, last year, due to family reasons.  

It must be noted that, earlier, Cricket Pakistan reported that former Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq is the top contender for the vacant head coach position of the Men in Green.

Raja against Misbah’s appointment as head coach

According to sources, Misbah, who is also a member of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Cricket Committee, will replace former Head Coach Mickey Arthur after the board decided against renewing the latter’s contract.

Sources also stated that the new head coach will be appointed for a period of four years, till the 2023 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, although there will be yearly evaluation to assess the performance of the coach.