Mohammad Hafeez will be Pakistan’s head coach for Australia and New Zealand tour

Mohammad Hafeez Will work as the head coach of Pakistan in Australia and New Zealand. Hafeez was also appointed as the Pakistan team director – Mickey Arthur held the post till now – following a reshuffle on Wednesday. Babar Azam‘S resign As captain of Pakistan.

ESPNcricinfo understands that the PCB will merge the roles of team director and head coach into one, with the former Pakistani all-rounder taking up the dual role for three Test matches in Australia and five T20Is in New Zealand in December and January.

It is an important step for the 43-year-old Hafeez, who last played for Pakistan two years ago and has no coaching experience so far. But it is understood that the current administration considers it unnecessary to have two separate roles for team director and head coach.

In fact, till the beginning of this year, there was no team director in Pakistan. Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi, who had made no secret of his pursuit of Arthur, made an agreement with him under which Arthur would travel with the team for certain series and tournaments while he would no longer be with the team under leadership. Would keep vigil if we could. Grant Bradburn’s. When both Arthur and Bradburn were in the team, it was felt that there was not much difference between their specific jobs, something that has prompted the current PCB administration to do away with the additional role.

The decision limits what can be done A remarkably tumultuous 24 hours In Pakistan cricket. Babar resigned as captain from all three formats after being told that he would be relieved of his duties in the two white-ball formats. Although this is a decision that the PCB management committee does not have the authority to take, Babar has paved the way for it by resigning. Shan MasoodThe appointment of Shaheen Afridi as the Test captain, and the appointment of Shaheen Afridi as the T20I captain.
Shortly thereafter, Arthur and Bradburn had their roles significantly reduced, with the PCB saying without explanation that they would be “reassigned”. He would not travel with the team to Australia, and while it was initially announced that Hafeez would take over as team director, there was no information regarding the head coach or chief selector. Hafeez’s appointment as coach adds to the picture, although the post of chief selector is still vacant Wahab Riaz Forefront.

Pakistan will leave for Australia on 30 November, and play practice games against the Prime Minister’s XI at the Manuka Oval from 6 to 9 December. The first Test will start in Perth on 14 December. After three Tests, the team will also play five Tests. T20I in New Zealand.

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