Grant Flower Joins Pakistan Coaching Team

Grant Flower
Grant Flower will take up his role as Pakistan batting coach in August
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Former Zimbabwean international Grant Flower has been appointed as Pakistan's new batting coach on a two-year deal.

Flower played 67 Tests and 221 One-Day Internationals for Zimbabwe before moving into coaching with Essex and Zimbabwe.

He will begin work with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August, in time for Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka and ahead their series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

"Acting on the recommendation of the coach selection committee comprising Moin Khan, Intikhab Alam and Haroon Rashid, the Chairman PCB Mr. Najam Sethi has appointed former Zimbabwe Batsman Grant Flower as the Batting Coach for two years," a PCB satement confirmed.

"Zaheer Abbas, Special Adviser to Chairman PCB, and chief coach Waqar Younis too concurred with the committee’s recommendation.

"Grant Flower shall be joining the Pakistan Team on 1st August 2014."

The PCB have also announced an increase in retainer payments for centrally-contracted players.

Effective and back-dated from 1st January 2014, players will receive a 25 per cent increase in Test match fees, a 10 per cent increase in One-Day International fees and a 25 per cent increase in their monthly retainers.

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