3 foreign coaches bid adieu to Pakistan cricket
LAHORE: (Web Desk) Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn and Andrew Puttick, who were assigned duties as coaches at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here have resigned from their respective positions, says the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The PCB statement added that all three individuals informed the Pakistan Cricket Board of their decision to leave their respective jobs by the end of January 2024. The decision was taken amicably between all the stakeholders, the statement said and added that the PCB wished them well in their future endeavours and is grateful for their services.
They were assigned the duties after a change in their portfolios in November 2023. In April 2023, Arthur was appointed Director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team while Bradburn was announced head coach of the Pakistan national men’s side earlier last year. Former South Africa cricketer Puttick was Pakistan’s batting coach since April 2023.
Prior to his recent stint, Arthur was the head coach of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team from 2016 to 2019 during which Pakistan attained the No1 spot in the ICC Test team rankings and won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. In international cricket, Arthur has also served as the head coach of South Africa, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Bradburn (57), who had previously represented New Zealand in 18 international matches from 1990 to 2001, served as the fielding coach of the Pakistan men’s team from 2018 to 2020 before taking up the Head of High-Performance Coaching role at NCA till October 2021. Under his tenure as head coach, Pakistan achieved the No1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings for the first time in May 2023.