PCB criticized over Grant Flower’s selection –Pak batting coach for two years

Karachi: Former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower has reportedly been nominated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the new batting coach of the team for two years in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team’s management in their command to win next year’s World Cup, May 16 (ANI).

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Pakistan`s former Test batsman and coach, Mohsin Khan said he couldn`t grasp the logic behind appointing Flower as he had done nothing of note either as a tutor or as a batsman when playing for Zimbabwe.

The younger brother of former England head coach Andy Flower, Grant Flower, played 67 Tests and 221 one-day internationals for his country before going to England as coach, will get together in August during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka.

“Most of the applicants were either not highly modified or had little coaching experience and the choice was between Grant and Pakistan`s former Test opener, Shoaib Muhammad.

The initial assignment of Grant, who is recognized for his superior technique among Zimbabwean batsmen, will be Pakistan’s tour to Sri Lanka in August, where they will play two Tests and three ODIs.

Pakistan`s former captain, Aamir Sohail said he was surprised that while Sethi had been appointed on an ad – hoc basis for four months he was taking long term conclusions.

Pakistan is too potential to appoint former England fielding coach Richard Halsall as their fielding and strengthening trainer, the report added.

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