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PCB appoint Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal as bowling coaches



Photo: Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal

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Former Pakistan cricketers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed as the bowling coaches for the Pakistan Men’s Team.

"I am pleased to join as the bowling coach of the Pakistan team and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf. Having had previous working experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan's bowling prowess to new heights." said Gul.

Umar Gul previously served as the bowling coach for the Pakistan team during the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, and the subsequent series against New Zealand at home.

Ajmal will take charge as the spin bowling Coach Saeed. He also served as the spin bowling coach with the HBL PSL franchise Islamabad United.

"I am truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity provided by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf to serve as the spin bowling coach. I am delighted to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help enhance the spin bowling arsenal of the team." said Ajmal.

Their inaugural assignments will be the Test series against Australia scheduled from 14 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 and the T20I series against New Zealand from 12 to 21 January 2024.

Following the World Cup debacle, the PCB has replaced the whole management and coaching staff of the team with Mohammad Hafeez taking over as team director, Wahab Riaz as chief selector while Shan Masood and Shaheen Afridi were appointed as Test and T20 captains.