PCB appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as Head of International Player Development

PCB appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as Head of International Player Development

Pakistan fielding coach Grant Bradburn and spin great Saqlain Mushtaq were on Thursday appointed as PCB's Head of High Performance Coaching and Head of International Player Development, respectively, as a part of a restructuring of its premier training facility in Lahore.

In addition to the 2 former Test cricketers, Asser Malik, who has wide-ranging experience with various multi-national companies, has been confirmed as High Performance Operations Manager.

Bradburn is presently the fielding coach of Pakistan's men's national team, a task he took in September 2018 following a successful coaching stint with the Scotland national team.

An off-spinner who played seven Tests and 11 ODIs from 1990 to 2001 for brand spanking new Zealand, Bradburn also coached New Zealand A and New Zealand U19.

Bradburn are going to be liable for raising the general standard of player support personnel across all the high performance centres of the country.

Saqlain played international cricket between 1995 and 2004 and can be liable for identifying, developing and preparing players in order that they will continue to become world-class cricketers.

Saqlain, known for introducing the Doosra, in his first full year (1996) with the Pakistan team established a record for the foremost ODI wickets during a civil year (65).

He then did even better the subsequent year, setting a mark (69) that also stands.

His impact was so great that he became the fastest bowler in history in terms of your time (one year and 225 days) to succeed in the landmark of 100 ODI wickets, and to the present day, nobody else possesses there in but two years.

Saqlain has previously worked as a spin bowling coach with Bangladesh, West Indies and England, aside from serving as a consultant for PCB, Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket.

"It is an honour and a privilege to represent Pakistan...I am delighted to possess been offered this exciting opportunity to figure on skilful and exciting young cricketers and help them grow in their careers.

"I am confident ready to |i'll"> i will be able to be able to translate all my knowledge and knowledge within the High-Performance Centre and help the PCB raise the bar and set new benchmarks," said Saqlain.

The PCB will announce Bradburn's replacement within the national team in due course.