LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Grant Luden, former fitness coach of Bangladesh, as the trainer and fielding coach of the national team while earlier, the cricket board appointed Grant Flower as batting coach.

PCB chairman Najam Sethi on Friday confirmed this and said: "Grant Luden has signed up with the PCB as training and fielding coach.” The Pakistan management under PCB chairman Najam Sethi has undergone a major revamp after the side failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 in Bangladesh this year.

Luden, who had worked under former Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen, is the latest addition to a new-look Pakistan coaching staff, which has undergone a major revamp under Sethi following the team's failure to make the World Twenty20 semi-finals in March.

The South African-born Luden is the team's fourth major appointment after the hiring of head coach Waqar Younis, spin consultant Mushtaq Ahmed, and batting coach Grant Flower. The PCB had decided to hire a fielding coach who could also double up as a trainer, which made Luden the ideal candidate.

Sethi said that Luden was approached for negotiations after another Zimbabwean, Richard Halsall had expressed his reluctance to accept any assignment from the PCB due to its current management crisis and court cases.

The source said that the board was now looking to finalize a deal with a physiotherapist so that the support team of the national team could be completed. “The national summer training camp is due to wind up next week and since there is no activity for the players until the August tour of Sri Lanka, the PCB has also allowed former captain, Waqar Younis to join the team late as head coach,” a source said.