Razzaq, Basit, Faisal included in provincial coaching panel


Lahore: Former cricketers Abdul Razzaq, Basit Ali, Faisal Iqbal have been included in the provincial coaching panel for the 2020-21 domestic season, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced today.

Ghulam Ali, Shahid Anwar, Humayun Farhat, Irfan Fazil and Zafar Iqbal have also been confirmed as Cricket Association coaches for the upcoming season.

As a result of being appointed as first XI coaches, Abdul Razzaq (KP), Basit Ali (Sindh), Faisal Iqbal (Balochistan) and Shahid Anwar (Central Punjab) will now join Abdur Rehman (Southern Punjab) and Mohammad Wasim (Northern) in Misbah-ul-Haq’s men’s national selection panel.

Cricket Association coaches

PCB has also confirmed 36 coaches for the six Cricket Associations, which will feature in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (four-day first-class and three-day non-first-class), National T20 Cup (first and second XIs), Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament (first and second XIs) and the National U19 cricket tournament (three-day and one-day).

Head of NHPC, Grant Bradburn (Head of NHPC), Saqlain Mushtaq (Head of International Player Development) and Shahid Aslam (National Men’s Team Assistant) carried out the recruitment process. The recommendations were submitted to Nadeem khan, Director of NHPC, which was approved by the Chief Executive.

International stars added to the coaching panel are Abdul Razzaq, Aizaz Cheema, Basit Ali, Faisal Iqbal, Ghulam Ali, Humayun Farhat, Irfan Fazil and Zafar Iqbal.

Seven former first-class cricketers will make their coaching debuts. They are Aftab Khan, Aslam Qureshi, Fahad Masood, Habib Baloch, Hafiz Majid Jahangir, Hanif Malik, and Mohammad Sadiq.

The coaches, who have been retained, are: Abdul Rehman, Akram Raza, Bilal Ahmed, Fahad Akram, Hussain Khosa, Iqbal Imam, Kamran Khan, Mazhar Dinari, Mohammad Masroor, Mohammad Wasim, Rafatullah Mohmand, Saeed Anwar Junior, Sajjad Akbar, Samiullah Niazi, Saqib Faqir, Shahid Anwar, Shoaib Khan, Tahir Mahmood, Tanvir Shaukat, Wasim Haider and Zahoor Elahi.

The coaches, whose contracts will not be renewed are Arshad Khan, Raj Hans (both Balochistan), Ijaz Ahmed Junior, Naveed Anjum (both Central Punjab), Kabir Khan, Sajid Shah (both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Manzoor Elahi and Tahir Mahmood (both Northern), Azam Khan, Tauseef Ahmed, Shaukat Mirza (all Sindh) and Javed Hayat (Southern Punjab).

Other notable changes in the NHPC coaching panel is the transfer to senior men’s team of Abdul Majeed and Mansoor Rana as fielding coach and team manager of the men’s national cricket team, respectively. Mohsin Kamal (released) and Mohtashim Rasheed (transferred as player support personnel with the Pakistan U19 cricket team).

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