Former Black Cap Grant Bradburn leaves Scotland head coach role to join Pakistan

Former Kiwi all rounder turned coach Grant Bradburn is set to face the Black Caps later this year after it was confirmed today he was filling Pakistan's vacant fielding coach role.

Bradburn left his head coaching job with Scotland, a role he's had since 2014, to take up the new position.

"Grant leaves the Scotland team in a very good position to qualify for, and compete strongly in, the next two World T20 finals in 2020 and 2021," Cricket Scotland CEO Malcolm Cannon said.

"To us, Grant will always be considered a Scot and we wish him the very best of luck and good fortune in his new role as we each move onto a more exciting future."

Bradburn fills the position made vacant by Steve Rixon.

"It is a great honour to be joining the Pakistan cricket team and their high-quality coaching staff," he said in a statement.

"I have seen the progress that has been made under Mickey Arthur and the opportunity to work with a leading Full-Member team on the rise in world cricket, is a real privilege.

"I look forward to adding my experience to the players and staff, while being an integral part of the exciting and dominant team, Team Pakistan is becoming."

Bradburn's first assignment will be at the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates later this month but he'll also have an eye on November when the Black Caps tour the UAE for a series.

The Black Caps will play three T20s, three ODIs and three Tests against Pakistan during the tour.

Bradburn played seven Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand between 1990 and 2001.

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn before the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh v Scotland. Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand. Thursday 5 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes /
Grant Bradburn. Source: Photosport

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