Zimbabwe Former Cricketer Andy Flower Turns Down Offer to Coach Pakistan Team
Pakistan has done a great job in the recent tour of the West Indies. However, before the Caribbean tour, Pakistan had a very bad performance in England. That’s when the rumor spread that coach Misbah-ul-Haq would lose his job. Instead, they were considering giving responsibility to former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower. However, Andy Flower turned down the offer to coach Pakistan Cricket Team.
There have been rumors for some time that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering hiring a foreigner as its head coach. He topped the list – Andy Flower. However, he turned down the offer of the head coach made by the PCB. He said he is currently focusing on franchise cricket.
Andy Flower is working almost everywhere in franchise cricket. He is the head coach of Pakistan Super League team Multan Sultans, Caribbean Premier League Saint Lucia, Delhi Bulls in Abu Dhabi T-10 League, and Trent Rockets in The Hundred.
The Zimbabwean is also the assistant coach of the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. The flower has turned down an offer to become a coach, making it difficult for the PCB to find a coach.
Various Pakistani media outlets have claimed that Misbah will remain in charge of the team until the T20 World Cup, even if a foreign coach is appointed. Ramiz Raja is ahead in the race to become the new president of the PCB. Like Ehsan Mani, he also wants to appoint a foreign coach. As a result, he may lose his job after the T20 World Cup.
Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed as the coach in 2019. The incumbent is four steps behind in the country’s T20. Also, his performance in ODIs and Tests is not in his favor. Pakistan has won just 18 of 34 Twenty20 matches under Misbah. Pakistan has also won 6 of 18 Tests and 7 of 11 ODIs.