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PCB Reaches Out To Luke Ronchi For Coaching Position

PCB Reaches Out To Luke Ronchi For Coaching Position

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approached Luke Ronchi, a former New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman who currently serves as an assistant coach for New Zealand, with the possibility of coaching the national team. This move follows the decline of coaching offers from Shane Watson, Mike Hesson, and Darren Sammy.

Watson cited his existing coaching and commentary commitments, while Sammy mentioned contractual obligations with the West Indies board as reasons for rejecting the offer. Ronchi has asked for some time to consider the offer before reaching a decision.

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It’s notable that Ronchi had previously turned down a coaching offer from the PCB, which led to the appointment of Bradburn instead. PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi recently stated that the board was finalizing a coaching panel for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, scheduled to commence on April 18.

Luke Ronchi, who has represented both Australia and New Zealand, boasts an extensive cricketing career, featuring in four Tests, 85 ODIs, and 33 T20Is. Apart from international cricket, he has also played for various teams in league cricket, including Guyana Amazon Warriors, Islamabad United, Mumbai Indians, and Perth Scorchers.