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PCB considering Grant Flower for batting coach: report

April 12, 2013

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that former Zimbabwe player, Grant Flower, is being considered for the position of the national team's batting coach among other candidates, ESPNCricinfo reported.

Flower is currently serving as Zimbabwe's batting coach but his contract expires in August. PCB announced they were looking for a batting coach in November 2012 to address Pakistan's batting slump after they flopped in the World Twenty20.

Pakistan hired Inzamam ul Haq as a batting consultant before the team's tour of India in December 2012.

Pakistan has been on the lookout for a coach to overcome batting weaknesses that have proved troublesome at an international level.

Previously, several former Pakistan players such as Zaheer Abbas and Saleem Malik offered their services as batting coach.

Pakistan hired former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore as head coach in March last year followed by Englishman Julian Fountain as fielding coach and Mohammad Akram as bowling coach.