A few of the top coaches of the domestic Senior and U19 squads have been given the helm of seven Pakistan Junior League teams for the season’s inaugural 19-match season scheduled to take place at the Lahore’s Gadaffi Stadium from 6 to 21 October.
The roster also includes foreign coaches from abroad, Gordon Parsons and Toby Radford. Parsons along with Radford are among the five coaches selected to coach PCB Pathway Programme. PCB Pathway Programme. Radford will join the programme this week and will join to his PJL team when the event support period starts in the final month of the September.
Parsons is named the head coach at Bahawalpur and Radford will coach Rawalpindi for the first time in the season. Pakistan U19, as well as Shaheens Coach, Ijaz Ahmed, who currently coaches Northern at this year’s National T20 Cup 2022-23, will be Gujranwala’s head coach.
PCB’s spin bowling consultant as well as Balochistan director of coaching, Mushtaq Ahmed, will be the head coach of the Gwadar team as well as Abdul Razzaq, the Central Punjab head coach, will head the Hyderabad support team.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s coach, Abdur Rehman, will be Mardan’s head coach.
The six teams have been assigned coaches with specialization for their coaches.
The former Pakistan Test opener Imran Farhat (currently working as a player with Central Punjab), will be the batting coach in Bahawalpur. Former Test bowler Aizaz Cheema who is an integral part of the Southern Punjab coaching team, will be the bowling coach at Gujranwala.
PCB head coach Kamran Khan who is currently employed by Northern Gwadar’s bat coach. the head coach of Sindh, Ghulam Ali, is joining Razzaq on Ghulam Ali’s Hyderabad Dugout to serve as batsman coach.
A former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Sami, would be making his coaching debut by completing an appearance for Mardan in the role of bowling instructor.
A seasoned U19 age-group coach and U19 player, Muhammad Masroor, would be the Rawalpindi’s batting coach. Head coaching staff and assistant coaches pick their PJL teams in the player’s draft that will be held in Lahore today.
The remaining personnel supporting each of the teams is expected to be revealed at a later date.
- Mentor – Imran Tahir
- Head coach – Gordon Parsons
- Batting coach Coach for the batCoach for the bat Imran Farhat
- Mentor – Shoaib Malik
- Head coach – Ijaz Ahmed Snr
- Bowling coach – Aizaz Cheema
- Mentor – Vivian Richards
- Head coach – Mushtaq Ahmed
- Batting coach Kamran Khan
- Mentor – Daren Sammy
- Head coach – Abdul Razzaq
- Batting coach – Ghulam Ali
- Mentor – Shahid Afridi
- Head coach – Abdur Rehman
- Coach of bowling Coach for bowlingMohammad Samii is the bowling coach. Mohammad Sami
- Mentor – Colin Munro
- Head coach Head coach Toby Radford
- Batting coach – Muhammad Masroor