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Pakistan cricket hit by resignations of high-profile coaches

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LAHORE: In another major blow to the Pakistan men’s cricket team, senior officials Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, and Andrew Puttick have decided to leave their posts following changes in their portfolios.

Arthur, Bradburn, and Puttick, who were given assignments at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore following a portfolio change in November 2023, have resigned from their respective posts.

In April 2023, Arthur was appointed manager of the Pakistan men’s cricket team, while Bradburn was appointed head coach of the Pakistan national men’s team early last year.

Former South African cricketer Puttick has been Pakistan’s batting coach since April 2023.

Before his latest tenure, Arthur was head coach of the Pakistan men’s cricket team from 2016 to 2019, during which Pakistan reached number one in the ICC Test Team Rankings and won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

In international cricket, Arthur has also served as head coach for South Africa, Australia, and Sri Lanka.

Bradburn, 57, who previously represented New Zealand in 18 international matches from 1990 to 2001, was the fielding coach of the Pakistan men’s team from 2018 to 2020 before taking on the role of head coach. 2021.

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Under his tenure as head coach, Pakistan reached the number one position in the ICC ODI team rankings.

All three individuals have informed the Pakistan Cricket Board of their decision to leave their jobs by the end of January 2024.

The decision was taken in consultation with all parties involved. The CCP wishes them the best in their future endeavors and is grateful for their services, an official statement said.

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