Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain Mohammad Yousuf as the batting coach at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore.
Former cricketers Atiq-uz-Zaman and Mohammad Zahid have been appointed as fielding/wicketkeeping and fast bowling coaches, respectively.
On the other hand, Mushtaq Ahmed will continue working as spin bowling consultant. The aim to appoint experienced coaches was to nurture the skill and talent of promising young cricketers and prepare them for challenges at the international level.
“These four coaches will also support and supplement the national teams’ player support personnel to help the elite cricketers continually improve their skills and prepare appropriately for success at the international level,” PCB said in a press release.
Pakistan’s fourth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket, Yousuf is delighted to take this opportunity and is eager to help young cricketers by his knowledge and experience.
“My ambitions in making a career in coaching are an open secret but it was all about the timing and a proper roadmap for our future cricket in which I could contribute effectively,” Yousuf said
“I believe this is the right time for me to start my second innings as I can sense the intent and optimism in the approach. This will be an exciting and challenging task but I am up for it and look forward to making a meaningful contribution,” he added.
It must be noted that in May, Saqlain Mushtaq and Grant Bradburn were appointed as Head of International Player Development and Head of High-Performance Coaching.