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PCB offered me Pakistan’s Team Head Coach Job: Azhar Mehmood

Azhar Mahmood, a former Pakistan Test all-rounder, has been offered the position of assistant coach with the national cricket team, which will tour England this summer. Najam Sethi, including responsibilities as a bowling coach.

Azhar Mahmood had an extremely exciting journey starting from comprehensive high school cricket which led me into the under 19 Islamabad. Moving from first class Islamabad to Pakistan Under 20 and later joined UBL cricket team. Finally hard work paid off in 1996 where He played his one day debut against India. The Pakistan team journey full of excitement and some surprises with his dream test debut in 1997 vs South Africa in his home town. The journey continued till 2007 where he had participated in 3 world cups for Pakistan.

The emergence of the new T20 leagues has serviced cricket’s needs for much longer than anyone anticipated and is still doing so, he have participated in all T20 leagues and competitions so far. Examples include Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash, Surrey and Kent at the county level, KINGS XI from the IPL, Cape Cobras from the Ramslam, KINGS XI from the IPL, and most recently, Islamabad United in the PSL.

“I want to keep returning the favour that cricket has shown me. Most recently, I was offered the opportunity to work as a Pakistan bowling coach for the PCB series against Afghanistan and Newzealand. A fantastic transition from a player to a coach “Azhar Mehmood said

The task has been accepted by Azhar, who would confirm once he has fulfilled some contractual responsibilities with his English county, according to sethi.

He stated Mickey Arthur, the new head coach, had been consulted before selecting Azhar According to sethi., Mickey we employ a Pakistani assistant coach with him so that he could more easily integrate into the team and speak with and understand the players’ psychology.

Mushtaq Ahmed, a former Test leg-spinner, had been Arthur’s top choice for an assistant coach, but the PCB refused to release him from his responsibilities at the National Cricket Academy since a new Director of Academies, Mudassar Nazar, was set to take over on June 15.

At the World T20 in India, where Pakistan struggled miserably, Azhar was appointed bowling coach on a particular short-term assignment. As a result, Waqar Younis, the team’s head coach, resigned, and the national selection committee was disbanded.

It’s interesting to note that, according to a board source, Azhar also provided a report on the team’s culture and performance following the huge event, in which he criticised the group’s lack of professionalism.

From here on he said he is looking forward to more challenging roles which would help me grow as a coach and person and where he would be able to transfer his experience and skills throughly among players.

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