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Pakistan’s chief selector and head Misbah-ul-Haq has been given an additional responsibility to select the fielding coach for the national team. Grant Bradburn, who was appointed as the fielding coach in 2018, has left the post vacant as he has been appointed to the High-Performance Center in Lahore.
As per PakTribune, Misbah-ul-Haq will be free to choose a domestic or foreign coach or a coach from the academy. PCB will soon open the applications for appointing the new fielding coach, and the former captain will be fully in charge to hire the successor of Bradburn.
Pakistan set to tour England in August; Misbah-Ul-Haq holds a key:
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed with England Cricket Board’s plan to play the three-match Test and T20I series in August. ECB had provided a visual presentation to PCB on how they will offer a secure and safe environment to Pakistani players amid the global Pandemic.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan informed that the board was impressed with ECB’s proposal. After reaching England, the green army would have to follow 14-day quarantine as per the UK’s government rule.
The PCB further informed that ECB would arrange charted planes and 25 players will tour England to play the series behind closed doors. The venues for the series have still not been fixed, but ECB has initially proposed to host the three-match Test series in Manchester and South Hampton.
Wasim said that a medical team would also be present with the players to check their temperatures regularly. Hotels will be arranged near the stadium, and practice sessions will also be provided. PCB also clarified that no extra payments for players would be made for this tour.
Meanwhile, Pakistani players would resume cricket activities after the break of three months. It would be interesting to see how the tour would go with the new fielding coach.