London, May 2 (IANS) Former England cricket team coach Peter Moores has turned down the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) offer to become the new head coach of their national side.
Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis stepped down last month after the team’s poor performance at the World Twenty20 in India.
The PCB appointed former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as the new chief selector.
But Moores said he declined a chance to return to international coaching after England sacked him for the second time last year.
“I was hugely flattered to be approached. And I was very tempted by such a prestigious role with an exciting team,” Moores was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on Sunday.
“But having thought about it deeply, I don’t think it is the right time for me or my family. I have committed myself to a consultancy role with Nottinghamshire and I am enjoying spending time with my kids as they grow up,” 53-year-old said.
Moores was sacked from his role as England coach for the second time almost exactly 12 months ago. While his reputation took a battering in the media following England’s poor World Cup campaign in 2015, it is clear that he is still highly thought of within the game.
Both Alastair Cook and Joe Root publicly credited Moores for his influence in the aftermath of England’s Ashes win last year and Nottinghamshire’s form improved dramatically after he joined in a consultancy role last year.