ICC appoints coaches for Global Cricket Academy

October 13th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Test cricketers Mudassar Nazar and Dayle Hadlee have been appointed coaches at International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Global Cricket Academy (GCA) based at Dubai Sports City here.Both coaches will relocate to Dubai to take up their positions in early 2009.

Hadlee has been working as head bowling coach in New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and was previously the head coach of the NZC academy. Mudassar is currently director of game development for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The pair will work alongside the GCA’s director of coaching Rodney Marsh to help train and develop the best talent in world cricket. They will also work with international teams and local players to improve the standard of the sport across the United Arab Emirates, ICC said in a statement Monday.

“Dayle and Mudassar are two of the best academy coaches in the world,” said Marsh.

“We will work to develop programmes that will help to improve cricket globally. We will have a great balance of coaching skills to offer every cricketer who comes to Dubai Sports City,” he said.

Mudassar scored more than 4,000 runs and took 66 wickets during his Test match career for Pakistan.

“This is a really exciting opportunity to work at the highest level of cricket coaching and development,” said Mudassar.

Hadlee played 26 Test matches and 11 One-Day Internationals for New Zealand. He then moved into coaching and became one of the most respected academy and fast-bowling coaches in the game.

“The ICC Global Cricket Academy will be a spectacular facility that will provide the best environment to develop talent and participation in the sport. I hope my contribution will have a lasting impact on cricket around the world,” said Hadlee.

The GCA will be an important focal point for international cricketing excellence and education. The academy will provide a unique environment for coaching, game education and training in outstanding facilities with some of the games best coaches.

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