The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited applications for five coaching positions for the cricket team including batting coach, bowling coach, power-hitting coach, high-performance coach, and fielding coach. It is the first time that the board has invited applications for the power-hitting coach position.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi revealed at a function in Karachi on Sunday that he has not been approached for the power-hitting coach role. Afridi was known for his power-hitting abilities and at one point in his career, he even held the record for scoring the fastest century in ODI cricket.
According to a conversation published in The News, Afridi mentioned that he has not been contacted by the PCB regarding the coaching job and would share the details if it happens.
PCB invited applications for the coaching role through an advertisement that mentioned that the board “seeks dynamic individuals” to provide “integrated coaching support across all formats of the game of cricket.”
The statement further said that the high-performance coach should have a minimum work experience of five years over the last ten years. It also includes having experience working as a life coach for elite sportspersons and/or national or international teams.
The other four coaches should possess a minimum experience of five years in the last ten years. The individual should also have a level three cricket coaching accreditation.
Ever since Ramiz Raja has been appointed as the chairman of the PCB, the team has performed really well. The 20-20 World Cup 2021 is a prime example of this as the team remained unbeaten in the league stage and even defeated arch-rival India for the first time in the global event.