Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former New Zealand player Grant Bradburn as the fielding coach for the national cricket team for next three years.
According to a tweet by PTV Sports: “The PCB has appointed Grant Bradburn as fielding coach of Pakistan Cricket Team on a full-time basis for a period of three years (subject to review). He will join the team in UAE for the Asia Cup 2018.”
The PCB has appointed Grant Bradburn as fielding coach of Pakistan Cricket Team on a full-time basis for a period of three years (subject to review). He will join the team in UAE for the Asia Cup 2018.
— #PTVSPORTS #PakvEng (@UrduPtvSports) September 6, 2018
The newly appointed fielding coach called it a great honour for him to be joining Pakistan cricket team. “I have seen the team’s progress under Micky Arthur an opportunity to work with a leading full member team on the rise is a real privilege,” he said.
— Zukhruf Khan (@zukhrufkhan88) September 6, 2018
Bradburn was earlier serving as the head coach of Scotland national team. Under his coaching, Scotland marked its famous one-day international victory over England in June.
During his four years as head coach, Scotland achieved their most successful run in history. They won their first-ever game in an ICC global event, against Hong Kong in 2016, and they won their first ever one-day international against a Test nation when they beat Zimbabwe last June.
Steve Rixon had been Pakistan’s fielding coach before he resigned in June.
The newly-appointed fielding coach said that he saw the impressive changes instilled by Coach Mickey Arthur in the Pakistan team, noticeably with the physical stature and fielding abilities of Pakistan’s players.
“I look forward to adding my experience to the players and staff, while being an integral part of the exciting and dominant team, Team Pakistan is becoming,” he added.