Andy Flower declines offer to become the Head Coach of the Pakistan cricket team

Andy Flower declines offer to become the Head Coach of the Pakistan cricket team

Reports had stated that the PCB wanted to replace Misbah-ul-Haq, who is the current coach of the Pakistan National team, with Andy Flower after Pakistan was beaten 1-2 by England in a three-match T20I series in July.

Andy Flower
Andy Flower head coach of England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Former Zimbabwe cricket legend Andy Flower has declined the offer to coach the Pakistan cricket team citing busy schedule as the reason. Reports had stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to replace Misbah-ul-Haq, who is the current coach of the Pakistan National team, with Flower, after Pakistan was beaten 1-2 by England in a three-match T20I series in July this year.

Flower has a lot of experience of coaching a cricket team. He is the Head Coach of a number of franchises in several T20 leagues around the world. While he is donning the hat of the Head Coach of the Multan Sultans side in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he is also the Head Coach of the Saint Lucia Kings outfit in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as well.

Apart from that, the former Zimbabwe cricketing colossus is also the Head Coach of the Delhi Bulls outfit in the Abu Dhabi T10 league, while he is also performing the same role in The Hundred competition for the Trent Rockets. Besides this, Flower is also involved with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side as an assistant coach.

Andy Flower has told the PCB that he wants to be involved with only franchise cricket

Also, Andy Flower has further stated to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he wants to be more involved with franchise cricket, and as a result, does not want to become the Head Coach of the Pakistan side.

The current Head Coach, Misbah-ul-Haq does not have a good relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and the PCB wants to replace him with a foreign coach. However, Misbah is likely to keep his job till the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Andy Flower was the mainstay of the Zimbabwe side for more than a decade and represented the Zimbabwe cricket team in 63 Tests, and 213 ODI matches. While he amassed 4794 runs in the whites at an excellent average of 51.55, he also plundered 6786 runs in the ODI format of the game at an average in excess of 35. He has scored 16 centuries in both Tests and ODIs put together.