Johan Botha appointed as new head coach of Islamabad United


Karachi: Former South African spinner Johan Botha has been appointed as new head coach of two-time winners of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Islamabad United for the upcoming sixth season.

The announcement came a day after United parted ways with last season’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq. The 38-year-old had previously worked as the Fielding Coach for Islamabad United in PSL 2.

“I am very happy to be back at Islamabad United, the franchise where I got my first taste of the Pakistan Super League at PSL 2.  Since then I have had different experiences at the PSL as well as a range of coaching stints at various tournaments around the world,” Botha said in a statement

“My plan is to bring all these experiences together and hopefully create another memorable PSL for Islamabad United,” he added.

It must be noted that Botha recently came out of retirement to take part in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL) for Hobart Hurricanes.

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