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PCB approaches Luke Ronchi for head coach of men's team – Prime Time News24

Former New Zealand cricketer Luke Ronchi has been approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the function of head coach, in accordance with media experiences.

The present New Zealand batting coach, Ronchi, has requested for a while earlier than reaching a call, experiences added.

Ronchi had refused PCB’s provide final yr after which Grant Bradburn was appointed.

Ronchi achieved the uncommon feat of representing each New Zealand, his nation of beginning, and Australia.

The 42-year-old featured in 4 Checks, 85 ODIs and 33 T20Is after making his limited-overs debut for Australia in 2008.

In league cricket, he has performed for Guyana Amazon Warriors, Islamabad United, Mumbai Indian and Perth Scorchers.

The event comes after Shane Watson, Mike Hesson and Darren Sammy refused to teach the Pakistan crew.

Watson needs to honour his present teaching and commentary commitments moderately than leaving them at a brief discover.

An Indian Premier League (IPL) commentary stint and head coach of Main League Cricket facet San Francisco Unicorns are amongst Watson’s commitments, together with teaching Quetta Gladiators. The truth that he has a younger household additionally performed a task in his choice.

In the meantime, Sammy declined approaches from the PCB, citing his present contract with the West Indies board as the pinnacle coach of the white-ball groups.

The Mohsin Naqvi-led PCB is fascinated with appointing a powerful teaching employees for the cricket crew.

In an effort to fill the emptiness in time for the upcoming T20I collection in opposition to New Zealand at dwelling, the PCB can also be contemplating the potential for appointing native coaches together with international consultants.

The five-match T20I collection between Pakistan and New Zealand will start from April 18.

It have to be famous Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn and Andrew Puttick, who have been transferred to the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore after a change of their portfolios in November 2023, left their respective positions in January this yr.

In April 2023, Arthur was named Director of the Pakistan males’s cricket crew whereas Bradburn was roped in as head coach of the Pakistan nationwide males’s facet earlier final yr. Former South Africa cricketer Puttick labored as batting coach since April 2023.

The choice was taken amicably between all of the events concerned, in accordance with PCB.



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