The hype has already been created for Pakistan Super League and grabbed a lot of attention of many cricketers around the world. Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board has sold PSL Franchises and made earning of around 920 million Rupees. The PSLt20 is due to be held in Dubai and Sharjah in February where 25 matches will be played between 5 teams. Franchises have announced their coaches and many seemed to be excited about the announcement. Following are the coaching panel announced by PSL franchise owners:
Mohammad Akram, former Pakistani test cricketer and coach of National Cricket Academy (NCA) was named the head coach for Peshawar Zalmi. Zimbabwean opening batsman & former England’s batting coach Andy Flower was named as batting consultant and team mentor while Abdul Rehman is the man behind management for the Peshawar Zalmi.
South African Paddy Upton has been picked up as head coach of Lahore Qalandar. He has previously worked as Rajasthan Royal’s coach in the IPL. US$ 2.4 Million sold franchise is currently looking for a batting consultant and team manager. Ex-Pakistan batsman Ijaz Ahmed is also involved with Lahore Qalandar as assistant.
The most expensive team Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League has picked Mickey Authur former South African star as head coach and Mushtaq Ahmed as their bowling coach. Karachi Kings were the first one to pick their coaching staff.
Former Pakistan captain and World Cup winner Moin Khan has been appointed as head coach of Quetta Gladiators. The most experienced Moin has also served as former head coach, chief selector and team manager of the Pakistan national team in the past while his assistants would be former English cricketer Ian Pont and Shahid Aslam.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has been roped in by Islamabad United as head coach. Pakistan Super League ambassador would be among management staff of Islamabad United, as the franchise yet to announce their batting and bowling consultants.
Auction of drafted players for Pakistan Super League is going to be held on 21 and 22 December. Where 16 men squad will be finalized.