Hindustan Times – Pakistan cricket authorities Friday rejected allegations of unprofessionalism from their former fielding coach Steve Rixon, saying they were surprised by the ‘unfounded’ attacks.

Summary

  • Pakistan cricket authorities Friday rejected allegations of unprofessionalism from their former fielding coach Steve Rixon, saying they were surprised by the ‘unfounded’ attacks.
  • Former Australian wicket-keeper Rixon was credited with lifting the Pakistan’s fielding standards during his two-year contract with the national team, which expired in June this year.
  • The PCB rejected Rixon’s claims, saying it was “disappointed by the baseless allegations” and that it “enjoyed cordial relations with all current and former foreign staff attached with national teams.”
  • “The PCB strongly refutes the allegations made by Mr Rixon in his interview, the foreign coaching staff has full backing and support of the board.”
  • Pakistan has a number of international figures on its national coaching team — Rixon was replaced by former New Zealand spinner and Scotland coach Grant Bradburn, and the position of batting coach is held by former Zimbabwean batsman Grant Flower.


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