Waqar Younis has been offered a contract by the PCB to coach the Pakistan side until December 2011. The former fast bowler, in Sydney currently, received the contract yesterday and is expected to sign it and send it back over the next few days, in the process becoming Pakistan's fourth coach in three years.

The PCB finally confirmed that they had made an offer to Waqar to coach the side. "I would like Waqar to join the Pakistan team," Ijaz Butt, chairman PCB, said at a press conference. "We are awaiting a reply as we have offered him to take over as our head coach."

It is believed that Waqar has some concerns over the contract that has been sent and will raise a couple of points with the board. There is likely to be further negotiation over the financial package and Waqar is also keen to have a clause which allows him to take stock of his role after the 2011 World Cup, a buffer of sorts against what is a generally a period of considerable administrative turbulence.