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Resignations at National Cricket Academy: Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, and Andrew Puttick Step Down


In November 2023, a significant change in portfolios led to the reassignment of key personnel at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore. Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, and Andrew Puttick assumed new responsibilities during this restructuring.

Mickey Arthur
Grant Bradburn Andrew Puttick

Mickey Arthur: Director to Resignation

In April 2023, Mickey Arthur took on the role of Director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team. Notably, he had previously served as the head coach of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team from 2016 to 2019, achieving significant milestones, including Pakistan’s ascent to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test team rankings and the triumph in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Arthur, with an extensive coaching background, has also held leadership positions with South Africa, Australia, and Sri Lanka.

Resignation of coaches

Grant Bradburn: Head Coach’s Departure

Grant Bradburn, a 57-year-old former New Zealand cricketer, was appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan national men’s side in the previous year. Before this, he had served as the fielding coach of the Pakistan men’s team from 2018 to 2020. Under his leadership, Pakistan achieved a historic milestone by securing the No. 1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings in May 2023. Bradburn had a multifaceted role in Pakistani cricket, having transitioned from fielding coach to the Head of High-Performance Coaching at NCA until October 2021.

Andrew Puttick: Batting Coach’s Farewell

Former South Africa cricketer Andrew Puttick, who had been serving as Pakistan’s batting coach since April 2023, is part of the trio resigning from their positions. His coaching contributions have been notable during his tenure.

Joint Resignation Announcement

All three individuals, Arthur, Bradburn, and Puttick, communicated their decision to step down from their respective roles to the Pakistan Cricket Board. The resignation, effective at the end of January 2024, was a result of amicable discussions between the stakeholders. The PCB expressed gratitude for their services and extended best wishes for their future endeavors. Pakistan cricket team has lost consecutive three loses against New Zealand team.

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