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Pakistan appoint Grant Bradburn as new fielding coach

Bradburn has left his position with Scotland cricket to become Pakistan's new fielding coach

Waseem Ahmed 2018/09/07

Pakistan’s long hunt for a fielding coach has come to an end with Grant Bradburn appointed to the position on Thursday.

The New Zealander resigned from his position as the head coach of Scotland to take up the three-year stint in the Pakistan setup.

The 52-year-old’s resignation brought an end to his four-year stint with the Scotland men’s team which saw them qualify for the World Twenty20 in India during 2016 while also achieving a historic win in an ODI against England at Edinburgh this year.

He will take over from Steve Rixon and will start his tenure with the upcoming Asia Cup in the UAE.

“It is a great honour to be joining Pakistan cricket team and their high-quality coaching staff. I have seen the progress that has been made under Mickey Arthur and the opportunity to work with a leading full member team on the rise in world cricket, is a real privilege,” Bradburn said on his appointment.

Bradburn’s Scotland famously upset England in an ODI this year.

“Against Scotland in June, we saw the impressive changes that have been instilled, noticeably with the physical stature and fielding abilities of Pakistan’s players. I look forward to adding my experience to the players and staff, while being an integral part of the exciting and dominant team, Team Pakistan is becoming,” he added.

Earlier, Australia’s Darren Berry had been in negotiations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the fielding coach role but he pulled out citing personal and professional commitments.

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