PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media that negotiations with Richards had been wrapped up as the two parties could not agree on financial details and the West Indian legend also had prior commitments.

"We are now considering the name of Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara to work as mentor of the team but nothing is final as yet as we have to first see how much benefit our team can derive from his presence," Khan said. He said Sangakkara's presence in the Pakistan Super League had left a big impact on everyone including the players.
"He is under consideration for sure and we will decide soon what to do as I am going to Bangladesh for the Pakistan and India match on Saturday," he added.

The PCB chief said a lot would also depend on Sangakkara himself and his commitments and whether he was interested in the short-term assignment. Richards was mentor of the Quetta Gladiators team while Sangakkara played for the franchise. Khan also minced no words in stating that he had spoken to chief selector Haroon Rasheed about recent selections and changes in the national team.

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