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Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal appointed as Pakistan’s bowling coaches

Umar Gul. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Former cricketers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed as the bowling coaches of the Pakistan men’s side tea,. Gul has been appointed as the fast bowling coach, whereas Ajmal will be the spinner’s coach for the side.

Gul has previously served in the same role for Pakistan during the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan and the subsequent series against New Zealand at home. He has also coached Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League and Afghanistan’s bowling coach in the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022.

Following the announcement, Gul expressed he is excited he is to join hands with the Pakistan cricket team once again and how honoured he feels by the opportunity.

“I am pleased to join as the bowling coach of Pakistan team and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf. Having had previous working experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights,” Gul said in a statement released by the PCB.

I am truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity: Saeed Ajmal

Furthermore, Saeed Ajmal also talked about how big of an opportunity this appointment could prove to be for him and stated that he is keen to guide and enhance Pakistan spinners. 

“I am truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity provided by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf to serve as the spin bowling coach. I am delighted to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help enhance the spin bowling arsenal of the team,” Ajmal said.

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