On Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board named Grant Bradburn as the head coach of the men’s team for the impending limited-overs series against New Zealand.

Andrew Puttick of South Africa was also appointed the team’s batting coach.

Before becoming a coach, Bradburn played 7 Tests and 11 ODIs for the New Zealand national team.
The position of head coach became vacant when Saqlain Mushtaq’s contract expired in February. Last month, Abdul Rahman filled in for the three Twenty20 matches against Afghanistan.

Pakistan will host New Zealand for five Twenty20 matches beginning in April.

The PCB stated in a statement that the recruitment process for team administration beyond the New Zealand tour was ongoing.

Bradburn was formerly the head coach of Scotland and served as the fielding instructor for Pakistan between 2018 and 2020.

According to local media reports, former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur will assume the team director role following the New Zealand series.