Akhtar, while talking to reporters in Lahore on Thursday, said that he would jump at the opportunity if the PCB approached him.
However, a member of the committee said that the former pacer was not eligible due to lack of qualifications as a ‘professional coach’.
Pakistan is without a bowling coach since former fast-bowler Aqib Javed resigned from the post to take up UAE’s head coach position after the series against England earlier this year.
While the three-member committee that comprises Intikhab Alam, Zaheer Abbas and Colonel Naushad Ali, hired Dav Whatmore and Julien Fountain as head coach and fielding coach respectively, it has failed to finalise a candidate despite months of deliberation.
Recently, PCB chief Zaka Ashraf confirmed that none of the applicants were suitable enough for the role, the report says.
A committee member said: “Akhtar doesn’t fulfil the criteria set out for the job. We need a professional coach for which we demanded at least five years coaching experience. Secondly, the candidate must be a level-3 coach.
“These are the two main pre-requisites which were a must to apply for the job and Akhtar does not have either of them. No doubt he was a great pacer in his days but a good cricketing history cannot guarantee good coaching career.”
According to reports, former Essex paceman Ian Pont is said be the leading contender to replace Javed.