In a significant announcement, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed on Wednesday that former Test captain Mohammad Hafeez would be assuming the role of Director for the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team. This appointment follows the removal of the entire coaching staff, including head coach Grant Bradburn and batting coach Andrew Puttick, with Hafeez stepping in to replace Mickey Arthur.
A statement from the PCB assured that all coaches would continue their work at the National Cricket Academy, while the new coaching staff for the upcoming series in Australia and New Zealand would be unveiled shortly.
Former South African pacer Morne Morkel has also parted ways with his position as the bowling coach for the Pakistan Men’s team. Hafeez, who recently resigned from his role in the PCB Cricket Technical Committee just before the ICC World Cup 2023, has an impressive cricketing career, having represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is.