Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the appointments of Saqlain Mushtaq as Head of International Player Development and Grant Bradburn as Head of High-Performance Coaching.
The 43-year-old Saqlain has worked with Bangladesh, West Indies, and England men’s cricket teams as spin bowling consultants.
“It is an honor and a privilege to represent Pakistan. In this background, I am delighted to have been offered this exciting opportunity to work on skillful and exciting young cricketers and help them grow in their careers,” Saqlain said.
“I am confident I will be able to translate all my knowledge and experience in the High-Performance Centre and help the PCB raise the bar and set new benchmarks,” he added.
Bradburn, on the other hand, is currently working as the fielding coach of Pakistan men’s team. PCB has stated in its press release that Bradburn will be responsible for raising the overall standard of player support personnel across all the high-performance centers of the country.
“I am honored that my association and relationship with Pakistan cricket continues. I now aim to support our best players by enabling our current and future coaches with the skills they need to create the world’s best players and winning environments,” Bradburn said.
“I am looking forward to making a meaningful contribution during my time at the High-Performance Centre and I plan to succeed in creating an environment that all coaches will find challenging, productive, and rewarding,” he added.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan has termed High-Performance Centre as the heart of Pakistan Cricket and is happy to assemble a team of experienced individuals who will bring a wealth of international experience, knowledge, and exposure.
“They will create greater alignment between domestic and International cricket, make our high-performance programs relevant in the modern world, and will drive the standards and levels of professionalism required within our system,” Wasim said.