Pakistan Cricket Board Introduces New Coaching Staff Ahead of T20I Series in England

Pakistan cricket coaching staff

In an exciting development for Pakistan cricket, Gary Kirsten is set to commence his tenure as head coach of the Pakistan men’s national team on May 19 in Leeds, announced by the PCB in Lahore on Tuesday.

Kirsten, renowned for his coaching success with India during their 2011 ODI World Cup triumph, expressed his eagerness to lead Pakistan into the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork and meticulous planning, Kirsten aims to elevate Pakistan’s performance on the global stage.

Joining Kirsten in the coaching setup are Simon Helmot, appointed as the fielding coach, and David Reid, who will serve as the mental performance coach. Reid, with nearly two decades of experience working with elite athletes, brings invaluable expertise to ensure the well-being and optimal performance of the players.

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Mohsin Naqvi, PCB chairman, highlighted the board’s commitment to prioritizing the mental health of cricketers, recognizing its significant impact on their on-field performance. With Reid’s track record of success with top-tier sports franchises, the PCB is confident in providing comprehensive support to the players.

The appointment of Kirsten and his coaching team signals a new chapter for Pakistan cricket, with a focus on excellence both on and off the field. Jason Gillespie is also slated to join as the red-ball head coach later this year, further strengthening Pakistan’s coaching setup ahead of important international fixtures.

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