Grant Bradburn appointed Pakistan fielding coach

Former New Zealand player Grant Bradburn has been appointed selection coach of Pakistan, filling the vacancy of Steve Rixon, who chose not to renew his contract, citing personal reasons.

Bradburn's first mission with Pakistan will be in the United Arab Emirates for the 2018 Asian Cup, which starts on September 15. He was appointed for a period of three years, subject to interim reviews.

Bradburn said he hoped to be part of the Pakistan trip by becoming a dominant force and working with head coach Mickey Arthur. "It is a great honor to join the Pakistan cricket team and its high-quality coaching staff," he said in a statement. "I've seen the progress made by Mickey Arthur and the opportunity to work with a leading team of full-fledged players in world cricket, it's a real privilege." Against Scotland in June, we saw the impressive changes that have occurred. , notably with the physical stature and field skills of Pakistan's players, I hope to add my experience to the players and staff, while being an integral part of the exciting and dominant team, Team Pakistan is becoming. "

Su appointment ends the PCB search for Rixon's successor. Last month, the board had almost finished Darren Berry as the new field coach before Berry retired for personal reasons.

Bradburn was the head coach of Scotland until recently, he joined them in 2014. Under Bradburn, Scotland beat Hong Kong in the T20 world in 2016, securing his first victory in a world event. He also trained Scotland in the ODI victories against Full Members Afghanistan and England.

"Grant leaves the Scottish team in a very good position to qualify and compete strongly in the next two world finals of 2020 in 2021 and 2021." Malcolm Cannon, CEO of the board, said. "For us, Grant will always be considered Scottish and we wish him the best of luck and a good fortune in his new role as each of us moves into a more exciting future."

Bradburn played seven tests and 11 ODI for New Zealand between 1990 and 2001.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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