14 Oct 2008

Dayle Hadlee takes up coaching job with ICC

7:03 am on 14 October 2008

Dayle Hadlee, the former New Zealand fast bowler, and Mudassar Nazar, the former Pakistan batsman, have been recruited by the International Cricket Council to coach at the Global Cricket Academy based in Dubai.

They will work alongside Rod Marsh, the GCA's director of coaching, to help train and develop players from across the world when they take up their positions in early 2009.

Hadlee had previously been the head coach with the New Zealand academy. Nazar was the director of game development for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and was involved with the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

They will design and implement specific elite programmes, provide coaching education courses, support grassroots development and work with local players to improve the standard of cricket across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Hadlee, who played 26 Tests and 11 ODIs, says he's looking forward to his latest assignment... the ICC Global Cricket Academy will be a spectacular facility that will provide the best environment to develop talent and participation in the sport.