Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan captain, said on Monday he will consider coaching the Pakistan team if offered the role.
"Coaching Pakistan is a matter of great pride. It is my way of returning something back to cricket which gave me so much," he told reporters on the opening day of the specialised coaching camp for fast bowlers at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Akram, along with National Cricket Academy chief coach Mudassar Nazar and coach Aaqib Javed, is supervising the seven-day long camp aimed at polishing the talent of 16 upcoming bowlers .
Akram said he was busy with his media commitments but that he would definitely consider an offer from the Pakistan board. "But I am already serving cricket as I am always there to take on short coaching assignments the way I am doing now," he said.
He also said Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson, currently in his home town in Australia, should join the national team's training camp as soon as possible. "I think the coach should be there when the camp starts and he must be there to supervise the training," he said when told that Lawson might arrive late for the team's training camp for the tri-series in Bangladesh, which starts on June 8.