The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed ex-New Zealand cricketer, Grant Bradburn, as the head coach for Pakistan’s men’s cricket team. With a deep understanding of the team’s strengths and challenges from his time as fielding coach (2018-2020) and subsequent work at the National Cricket Academy, Bradburn successfully led Pakistan to a 4-1 victory in the recent home series against New Zealand. His contract extends for the next two years, promising continuity for the team’s development.
Bradburn said in a PCB release.
“It is a great honor for me to work with a highly talented and skillful side like Pakistan as a head coach. The New Zealand series has been valuable to get game time and create clarity of roles, culture, and brand to win. We have raised the bar of expectation and we will keep challenging our players. The process has started and our players are agreeing to take these challenges head-on. We have mutually agreed with our players they are capable of higher team scores, even when setting totals. There have been immediate positive signs during this series and this group of players is determined to continually improve, to put ourselves into contention to win major events,”
“Being deeply enamored by Pakistan and its cricket, my aspiration as a director is to cultivate a legacy where the entire world yearns to embrace ‘The Pakistan Way’,” said the proud national.
In order to manifest this on-field triumph, the PCB highlighted that the team management will concentrate on fostering a culture of shared accomplishments. An inclusive ambiance where everyone’s voice matters, and each individual is treated equitably is pivotal to achieving our shared objectives, the board added.
Andrew Puttick, the former cricketer from South Africa, has also entered a two-year agreement to serve as the men’s team’s batting coach, as per PCB’s announcement. Drikus Saaiman and Cliffe Deacon, respectively the strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist, will persist in their current roles.
The board further assured that announcements about other appointments will be made in the forthcoming days.