Former Pakistani coach Bradburn rejoins Glamorgan as head coach.

Former Pakistani coach Bradburn rejoins Glamorgan as head coach.

Grant Bradburn will assume the head coach role after signing a three-year contract with Glamorgan next month. Former Pakistani coach Bradburn rejoins Glamorgan as head coach. This officially concludes his limited tenure as the head coach of the Pakistan men’s team.

Bradburn succeeded Saqlain Mushtaq as captain of the 50-over World Cup in India and oversaw the Test series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka the previous year. He collaborated with Mickey Arthur, who managed Derbyshire’s coaching staff while serving as Pakistan’s team director part-time.

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After Pakistan’s elimination from the World Cup semifinals, Bradburn and Arthur found themselves uncertain; although the PCB’s interim management committee lacked the power to terminate their contracts, neither Bradburn nor Arthur accompanied the team on their recent Test tour of Australia in their place, Mohammad Hafeez served as team director.

Bradburn, who joined the PCB in 2018 as an assistant coach before ascending to the position of director of high-performance coaching in 2020, has since departed. “It is now in our final moments of the extraordinary era that has been Pakistan cricket,” he wrote on social media. “Three roles over five years, I am proud of what’s been achieved and grateful to have worked with so many outstanding players, coaches, and staff.”

Next month, he will begin his new position at Glamorgan, assuming leadership of the Welsh county across all disciplines following a one-year attempt to divide the role. White-ball coach Mark Alleyne, who took leadership primarily in the T20 Blast, is anticipated to continue working for Bradburn as a coaching staff member. In contrast, red-ball coach Matthew Maynard departed after the previous season.

Glamorgan performed below expectations across all formats in the previous season, failing to qualify for the knockout stages of either white-ball competition and finishing fifth in Division Two of the County Championship. Appointing a new captain will be one of Bradburn’s initial responsibilities; the incumbent, David Lloyd, will be joining Arthur at Derbyshire this winter.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to have the opportunity to coach Glamorgan,” Bradburn stated in a press release. “My straightforward goal is establishing a cultured environment that fosters success.” Collectively, we shall expeditiously discern a brand of cricket across all formats that, above all else, motivates the players and, consequently, captivates all club members with enthusiasm and pride for our teams. With a global background and enthusiasm for staff and player development, I eagerly anticipate collaborating with the Glamorgan network of coaches to cultivate elite players for our initiatives. I expect to contribute new perspectives that will benefit the institution.

“By accepting this role, I do not merely intend to participate in the County Championship.” I expect to meet everyone at the club shortly; I will bring an ambition for Glamorgan to be competitive in every format.

Director of cricket at Glamorgan, Mark Wallace, reacted “delighted” to the news that Bradburn had agreed to a three-year contract. “He has a wide range of experience as a coach and right across high performance and will add a great amount to the club from top to bottom,” according to him.

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