ESPNcricinfo understands the PCB will merge the roles of crew director and head coach into one, a twin position the previous Pakistan allrounder will execute for 3 Test matches in Australia and 5 T20Is in New Zealand, in December and January.
It is a major step up for Hafeez, 43, who final performed for Pakistan two years in the past and doesn’t have any teaching expertise till now. But it’s understood the present administration views the 2 separate roles for crew director and head coach as superfluous.
Indeed, Pakistan didn’t have a crew director till earlier this yr. Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi, who had made no secret of his pursuit of Arthur, struck a take care of him that may see Arthur journey with the crew for sure collection and tournaments, whereas sustaining oversight when he couldn’t be with the aspect underneath the stewardship of Grant Bradburn. When each Arthur and Bradburn have been with the aspect, it was felt there was no distinct distinction between their particular jobs, one thing that has prompted the present PCB administration to get rid of the additional position.
Pakistan depart for Australia on November 30, and play a warm-up sport in opposition to the Prime Minister’s XI on the Manuka Oval from December 6 to 9. The first Test begins in Perth on December 14. After the three Tests, the aspect additionally performs 5 T20Is in New Zealand.
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