Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal appointed as men’s bowling coaches as PCB continues overhaul – Sport


Former Pakistan cricket bowlers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed as bowling coaches on Tuesday as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) continues its overhaul of the staff administration after the staff’s first spherical knockout within the World Cup 2023.

According to a press launch, former pacer Gul has been appointed the quick bowling coach whereas Ajmal will coach the spinners.

“Their inaugural assignments in these roles embody the Test sequence towards Australia scheduled from 14 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 and the T20I sequence towards New Zealand from 12 to 21 January 2024,” the press launch mentioned.

This could be the second time Gul will coach the Green Team as he was additionally the bowling coach throughout the three-match T20I sequence towards Afghanistan in March, and the following sequence towards New Zealand at dwelling in May.

Both ex-cricketers have teaching expertise within the Pakistan Super League with Ajmal and Gul serving as the bowling coach for Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators respectively.

“I’m happy to affix as the bowling coach of Pakistan staff and really feel honoured to have been given the chance to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf,” the press launch mentioned quoting Gul.

“Having had earlier working expertise with the men’s aspect, I’ll deliver my teaching experience with the intention of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights,” he mentioned.

Ajmal acknowledged, per the press launch, that he was delighted to contribute to the event of spin bowling expertise throughout the nationwide aspect.

“I imagine my profession and training expertise will assist improve the spin bowling arsenal of the staff,” he mentioned.

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