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Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach

Press Trust of India | Posted: May 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Pakistan Cricket Board  appointed former Zimbabwean batsman Grant Flower as the batting coach of the national team for the next two years.

Flower, the elder brother of former England head coach Andy, will join the Pakistan team on August 1, the Board said in a statement.

“The Chairman of the board is pleased to confirm the appointment of Grant Flower as batting coach for two years on the recommendations of the coaching committee that included Intikhab Alam, Moin Khan and Haroon Rasheed,” the statement said.

It also said that the new head coach of the team, Waqar Younis concurred with the decision of the coaching committee to appoint Flower.

The appointment of Flower is part of PCB’s reorganisation of the support staff for the national team after the World T20 in Bangladesh this year.

Another Zimbabwean, Richard Halsall is tipped to be appointed fielding coach of the national side.

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