Former Pakistan Test all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been offered the assistant coach’s job with the national cricket squad, which is set to tour England this summer.The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan confirmed that Azhar had been offered the job, which would also include duties of a bowling coach.”Azhar has agreed to take up the assignment but will confirm once he has settled some contractual obligations with his county in England,” Khan said.He said Azhar’s appointment has been made after consultations with new head coach Mickey Arthur. (Also read: Mohammad Amir told to behave on England tour) “Mickey Arthur had specifically asked us to appoint a Pakistani assistant coach with him as this would make it easier for him to settle down quickly in the team and also communicate and understand the players psyche better,” Khan said.Arthur reached Lahore on Thursday after a delay to officially take charge of the squad, which is already announced for the four-Test series in England.According to a reliable source in the PCB, Arthur had been keen to have former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as his assistant coach but the PCB said the latter couldn’t be released from his duties at the National Cricket Academy since a new Director of academies Mudassar Nazar was due to take over from June 15th.Azhar was also appointed bowling coach on a special short-term assignment for the World T20 in India, where Pakistan faltered badly and this led to changes in the team management with head coach Waqar Younis stepping down and the national selection committee being disbanded.advertisementInterestingly, according to the board source Azhar had also submitted his own report on the team culture and performance after the mega event and he was critical about the lack of professionalism in the team.
Thomas Tuchel has set a new Paris Saint-Germain record after winning each of his first six competitive matches in charge.PSG beat Saint-Etienne 4-0 at the Parc des Princes on Friday to extend a perfect start to the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season under their new head coach.Neymar was rested for the game and Kylian Mbappe was suspended but goals from Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Moussa Diaby earned a comfortable victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! PSG’s latest win adds to Ligue 1 successes collected against Caen, Guingamp, Angers and Nimes, as well as a 4-0 demolition of Monaco in the Trophee des Champions.Tuchel’s men move six points clear of nearest rivals Dijon ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Liverpool in their first Champions League match under the German’s stewardship.Carlo Ancelotti previously held the record for most successive wins at the start of his PSG reign.The Italian took his side to five straight victories in 2011. 5 – Thomas Tuchel has became the first Paris’ manager to win his first five games in Ligue 1 after his arrival. Qualität. #PSGASSE pic.twitter.com/8a3mNkiyjF — OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) September 14, 2018 PSG are already six points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table, though their Friday fixture means most of the league have a game in hand on the defending champions.