PCB appoints English coaches for Central Punjab, Sindh

The foreign coaches will take on the job in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

September 23, 2022
Paul Franks (L) and Paul Nixon (R) — Faizan Lakhani for Geo

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has acquired the services of two English coaches for domestic teams ahead of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Sources in the PCB have confirmed that Paul Franks will coach Central Punjab while Paul Nixon will be the head coach of Sindh’s side in the upcoming Quaid e Azam Trophy.

The 2022 edition of the Quaid e Azam Trophy will commence on September 27th in various centres of the country.

Paul Franks, who played one ODI for England in 2000, is currently the assistant coach at Nottinghamshire County. He will be joined by another Nottinghamshire coach, Bilal Shafayat, who will be joining the Central Punjab side as fielding coach.

Abdul Razzaq, the current coach of Central Punjab, will also work as a coach along with Paul Franks.

Another former England cricketer, Paul Nixon, will join Sindh’s side for the tournament. Nixon has 355 first-class matches and 19 One-Day Internationals for England.

Nixon is also the head coach at Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

The existing coaching staff of the team will also work with him in the setup.

The sources in the PCB have confirmed that the board is also in the process of appointing at least four more foreign coaches at various coaching positions in support staff with different teams.