Zimbabwe cricket legend Andy Flower has ruled himself out of the running to become the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management is looking for a head coach after the sacking of Saqlain Mushtaq, Shaun Tait, and Mohammad Yousuf.
Flower, who is in Dubai for the International T20 League (ILT20) revealed that he is unavailable for the vacant Pakistan job due to his commitments in franchise cricket.
“I am currently enjoying the duties of franchise cricket, PCB is aware of this and therefore avoided the offer,” he said.
The former Zimbabwe international is one of the hottest properties in cricket coaching circles.
Alongside Multan Sultan in the Pakistan Super League, he counts Saint Lucia Kings in CPL, Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL and the Gulf Giants in ILT20 as his coaching roles which keep his calendar full.
Pakistan also failed to rope in former coach Mickey Arthur meaning the team is quickly running out of time for an appointment at a crucial juncture.
Acting PCB head Najam Sethi is adamant about letting a foreign coach take the job but may have to find a temporary fix if things do not improve.