Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez is gearing up for the challenging role of Team Director for the Pakistan men’s cricket team.
The 43-year-old steps in, taking over from Mickey Arthur, following the removal of the previous coaching staff, which included head coach Grant Bradburn and batting coach Andrew Puttick.
Expressing gratitude to Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf for the appointment, Hafeez emphasized his commitment to working closely with the coaching staff and players.
“I feel honored and thrilled to assume the role of Team Director for the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team,” stated Mohammad Hafeez in a statement released by the PCB.
Acknowledging the trust placed in him by the PCB, Hafeez pledged to collaborate with the coaching staff and players to contribute to the team’s success. He aims to strive for excellence and bring joy to the passionate fans.
The Pakistan men’s team has witnessed several changes following their disappointing performances in the World Cup 2023.
Babar Azam decided to step down from captaincy across formats. On November 15, PCB confirmed Shan Masood as the Test captain, and Shaheen Shah Afridi as the T20I captain.
Shan will lead as captain until the end of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25, with his first assignment being a three-match Test series against Australia in December.
Meanwhile, left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah will take charge of the Pakistan Men’s Team in the T20I format, starting with a five-match series in New Zealand in January.