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Mohammad Hafeez replaces Mickey Arthur as Pakistan team’s director

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Mickey Arthur as Pakistan team's director

  • PCB dismisses coaching staff, including Director Cricket Mickey Arthur.
  • Mohammad Hafeez appointed Director of Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team.
  • Restructuring sees current coaches moved to roles in the National Cricket Academy; new coaching staff to be announced soon

In a major shake-up, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has overhauled the coaching staff for the national men’s cricket team. Former Test captain Mohammad Hafeez has been appointed as the Director of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team, marking a significant move in the cricketing hierarchy.

The PCB has decided to part ways with the entire coaching staff, including Director Cricket Mickey Arthur, signaling a restructuring of roles within the coaching setup. The revamped roles extend to head coach Grant Bradburn and batting coach Andrew Puttick, who will now be associated with the National Cricket Academy instead of the national men’s team.

The official press release from the PCB outlined these changes, emphasizing a thorough revamp of coaching responsibilities. The move seems strategic as the board prepares for the upcoming series in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement also disclosed that all coaches, including Arthur, Bradburn, and Puttick, will continue their roles within the National Cricket Academy.

The board is expected to unveil the new coaching staff for the Men in Green shortly, with a keen focus on the upcoming series. This decisive move comes on the heels of the resignation of Bowling coach Morne Morkel earlier in the week.

Mohammad Hafeez, the newly appointed Director of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team, brings a wealth of experience to the role. Having represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is, Hafeez boasts an impressive record of 12,780 runs and 253 wickets across formats. His recent involvement in the PCB Cricket Technical Committee underscores his continued influence in shaping the future of Pakistani cricket.

A notable achievement in Hafeez’s career was his pivotal role in the Pakistan Men’s team that secured victory in the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2017. The former all-rounder’s vast experience as a player, coupled with his recent involvement in cricket administration, positions him well to contribute to the strategic development of the national team.

As the PCB undergoes this restructuring, eyes are now on the imminent announcement of the new coaching staff. The changes reflect a proactive approach by the board in seeking fresh perspectives and expertise to guide the Men in Green in their upcoming international campaigns. The evolving dynamics within the coaching setup hint at a concerted effort to enhance the team’s performance and competitiveness on the global stage.

This reshuffling comes at a crucial juncture for Pakistan cricket, and the new coaching staff will play a pivotal role in shaping the team’s strategy, skill development, and overall performance in the upcoming challenges, especially in the tours to Australia and New Zealand. The cricketing fraternity awaits the unveiling of the new coaching lineup and anticipates positive changes under the leadership of Mohammad Hafeez as the Director of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team.

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