Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans has appointed the highly experienced Andy Flower as head coach ahead of the next edition.
The former England coach’s appointment comes just ahead of Friday’s player draft for the fifth edition which is slated to take place in February and March next year.
This will be Flower’s second stint in the PSL with the former Zimbabwe batsmen previously having coached Peshawar Zalmi in 2016.
Flower had an extensive tenure as head coach of England during which he led them to the top of the Test rankings while also guiding the team to the 2010 World T20 title.
He stepped down from his role in 2014, following which he was employed as the ‘Technical Director of Elite Coaching’ by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
📢Our Retentions for Season 5⃣ of the #HBLPSL :— Multan Sultans (@MultanSultans) December 1, 2019
Platinum 👉 Mohammad Irfan
Diamond 👉 Shahid Khan Afridi (Player Mentor)
Gold 👉 James Vince (Brand Ambassador) & Junaid Khan
Silver 👉 Shaan Masood & Ali Shafique
Emerging 👉 Mohammad Ilyas #LetsPlaySaeen pic.twitter.com/w2noVm4kJN
Flower’s association with England cricket came to an end this year and he has since coached the Marathan Arabians in the recently concluded T10 League in the UAE.
At Multan Sultans, Flower will be joined by Nathan Leamon who continues to serve as the senior analyst for the England cricket team.
Leamon has been granted permission by the ECB to make himself available for the 2020 edition of the PSL.
Multan Sultans Had fired previous head coach Johan Botha after the franchise finished a dismal fifth in the last edition of the PSL.
The upcoming edition of the PSL will be held entirely in Pakistan while it had been largely hosted in the UAE previously with a few knock-out matches taking place in Pakistan.
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