Pakistan fielding coach resigns on ‘misbehavior’ of players


SYDNEY: A cold attitude of senior players forced fielding coach of national cricket team Grant Luden to resign from his post, ARY News reported.

Grant Luden has reportedly submitted his resignation to Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shehryar Khan after three senior players – Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad – misbehaved with him.


According to sources, the coach had grilled the trio over poor fielding.

Akmal had missed a crucial chance to dismiss Indian ace batsman Virat Kohli after dropping him behind the stumps, in a match against India on February 15 at Adelaide.

The Pakistan Cricket Board, however, has not given any word on the issue so far.

Following the team’s failure to make the World T20 semi-finals, Grant Luden, the former fitness coach of Bangladesh, was appointed as the Pakistan fielding coach on March 30, 2014.