The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the introduction of a new role, a ‘Power Hitting’ coach, for the National High-Performance Center (NHPC). The advertisement for the same has been published and they have started accepting applications.
Along with this new role, PCB is looking for a batting coach, fielding coach, bowling coach, and a high-performance coach. Currently, there are vacancies in the national team, with Atiquz Zaman and Mohammad Zahid having resigned from fielding coach and bowling coach posts respectively.
“There is no breach of the biosecure bubble” – PCB on West Indies v Pakistan series
The ODI series between West Indies and Pakistan was postponed due to multiple covid cases in the Windies camp. They had a shortage of players and the two boards mutually agreed to postpone the ODI series in its entirety.
Speaking about the unfortunate events, the Pakistan board’s CEO, Salman Naseer said: “There’s no breach of the biosecure bubble at all. We can’t say firmly where the players caught the virus but it seems that they caught it somewhere during travel, maybe during the transit at Dubai.”
Naseer also revealed that the Cricket West Indies (CWI) agreed to play a few more T20Is in addition to the ODI series the next time they arrive in June 2022.
“It was a difficult last week for all of us, and especially the last 24 hours were extremely difficult. We remained in constant touch with CWI after receiving reports of more COVID tests in the West Indies camp.”
“It was almost impossible for West Indies to field 11 players in ODIs after six of their players tested positive for COVID and one player was ruled out due to injury. That’s we why agreed to reschedule the ODIs for June 2022,” Naseer added.
The 3-match T20I series was won 3-0 by Pakistan on Thursday.