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Chappell rejects Pakistan's coaching offer

Last updated on: February 10, 2010 15:33 IST

Greg Chappell

Former India coach Greg Chappell has turned down an offer to take up the reins of Pakistan's embattled cricket team, saying that he does not intend to coach at the international level anymore.

Chappell, who had a tumultuous stint in India before being sacked following the team's disastrous World Cup campaign in 2007, is currently the head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence and chairman of the National Youth Selection Panel.

The former Australia captain said he was approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to replace the under-fire Intikhab Alam, who is expected to be shown the door after the team's disastrous tour Down Under during which it was whitewashed in all three formats of the game.

"Wasim Bari (chief operating officer, PCB) rang me yesterday. I was honoured and flattered by the approach but I have declined the invitation," Chappell told Cricinfo.

"I have no ambition to coach at the international level again and I am committed to my role with CA as Head Coach at the Centre of Excellence and Chairman of our National Youth Selection Panel," he said.

Alam will not travel to Dubai with the Pakistani team for a couple of Twenty20 matches against England from February 19 but it remains unclear if the PCB has already axed him.

Alam will appear before a board inquiry committee, headed by Bari, on Saturday to explain the reasons behind Pakistan's debacle in Australia.

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