T20 World Cup: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC

T20 World Cup: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC - ICC T20 World Cup
T20 World Cup: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC - ICC T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup – Hayden to Coach Pakistan: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC – Pakistan Cricket Board’s newly appointed chairman Ramiz Raja has confirmed that former Australia cricketer Matthew Hayden will be the new coach for Pakistan Cricket team. Former South Africa pacer Vernon Philander has been appointed as the new bowling coach. Earlier this month, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis stepped down from their role.

T20 World Cup: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC

T20 World Cup – Hayden to Coach Pakistan: The newly-elected PCB chairman Ramiz Raja on Monday announced that the duo has been appointed as Pakistan’s men’s cricket team coaches. Ramiz cited the aggression and quality of the players as defining reasons for their hiring. “Matthew Hayden is Australian, and has experience of winning World Cups and was a great player himself,” Ramiz said in the press conference held at PCB headquarters.

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“It might be very beneficial to have an Australian occupying the dressing room. And Pakistan, of course, can win the World Cup, they just need to improve their performances an extra 10 per cent. Vernon Philander I know very well, and he understands bowling and has a great record against Australia,” he added.

It was not immediately clear what specific roles the two former cricketers would play in the Pakistan team. Ramiz did also confirm that there would be a head coach appointed alongside them but did not yet reveal the identity.

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Earlier, former Pakistan skipper and 1992 World Cup-winning player Ramiz Raja was elected unanimously and unopposed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) 36th Chairman for a three-year term. Ramiz Raja was elected in a Special Meeting presided over by the PCB election commissioner, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.

T20 World Cup: New PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja confirms, Matthew Hayden to coach Pakistan in T20 WC

Ramiz Raja, along with Asad Ali Khan, was nominated by the PCB Patron, Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the PCB Board of Governors on August 27 for a three-year term, where they joined Aasim Wajid Jawad, Alia Zafar, Arif Saeed, Javed Kurieshi (all independent members) and Wasim Khan (PCB Chief Executive).

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