LAHORE - Former Test opener Saeed Anwar is tipped to be a serious contender for the position of Pakistan national cricket coach, it was reliably learnt on Wednesday. He had shown willingness to help the openers overcome their flaws and on Wednesday, PCB chairman had a detailed discussion with Anwar. Anwar, a flamboyant left-handed batsman, Wednesday had a meeting with PCB chairman Ijaz Butt in Lahore - a development that fuelled speculations that he might be appointed as Pakistan's new coach, replacing Intikhab Alam following a disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Chairman PCB discussed several things with former Test Captain Saeed Anwer regarding utilisation of his services for cricket. Chairman PCB and Saeed Anwer will meet in the coming week to discuss the plan in detail. Commenting on his discussion with Saeed Anwer, Butt said: "I am thankful for Saeed's encouraging response and his offer to assist the PCB and Pakistan players. I am sure Saeed will be able to contribute a lot to Pakistan cricket." Butt, himself a former Test cricketer, said he is confident that Anwar will make significant contribution to Pakistan cricket. According to sources, if the PCB decides against replacing Intikhab, Saeed could be appointed as Pakistan's batting coach. A final decision is likely to be made by next week.