Saturday, December 9, 2023

Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal appointed as Pakistan’s bowling coach, announces PCB – N.F Times

New Delhi: The Pakistani cricket team has been going through a plethora of changes, ever since they suffered an early exit from the ICC World Cup 2023, in India.

The latest change in their team is the appointment of two new bowling coaches, in form of former Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul and former Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal. PCB (Pakistani Cricket Board), made the decision public through their post on their X (Formerly known as Twitter) page, on Tuesday.

The post from PCB read, “Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed as the Fast Bowling and Spin Bowling Coaches, respectively, for the Pakistan Men’s Team.”

The decision was taken after their former bowling coach, Morne Morkel, resigned from his position of the Pakistani team’s bowling coach, six weeks prior to his contract expiration after Pakistan’s out-of-sync bowling in the World Cup 2023.

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The first paper of resignation was turned in by the Pakistani Cricket Team’s chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq. Inzamam was accused of selecting team members on personal grounds, and after the team suffered back-to-back losses in the tournament. Inzamam turned in his resignation letter to PCB, mid-tournament.

Wahab Riaz has been appointed as the chief selector of the Pakistani cricket team by PCB.

After Inzamam and Morne, the third name on the list was of their captain, Babar Azam, who stepped down from the captain’s chair, in all the three formats.

Babar Azam, shared a post on his X (Formerly known as Twitter) page, sharing the information about his resignation and his journey while leading his national side.

Pakistan pace spearhead was named as the T-20i captain, while Saud Shakeel was named as the Test captain, by PCB later.

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