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Dayle Hadlee, Mudassar to join ICC Academy

October 13, 2008 17:23 IST

Former Test cricketers Dayle Hadlee and Mudassar Nazar will join Rod Marsh at the ICC Global Cricket Academy (GCA) in Dubai to train and develop the best talent in world cricket.

According to an International Cricket Council statement, both Hadlee and Nazar will relocate at the Dubai Sports City to take up their positions in early 2009.

Hadlee arrives from New Zealand Cricket where he is working as head bowling coach, and previously head coach of the NZC academy, while Mudassar will come into the job from his current position as director of game development for the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The pair will work alongside the GCA's director of coaching Marsh.

"The three coaches will design and implement specific elite programmes, provide coaching education courses and support grassroots development to make the GCA a centre of excellence, innovation and education for world cricket," the statement said.

Elated with the new appointments, Marsh said, "Dayle and Mudassar are two of the best academy coaches in the world. I cannot wait to start working with them in order to develop programmes that will help to improve cricket globally. We will have a great balance of coaching skills to offer every cricketer who comes to Dubai Sports City."

A veteran of 26 Test and 11 ODIs, Hadlee was excited about his new job and said, "I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and I hope my contribution will have a lasting impact on cricket around the world."

Mudassar, a former Pakistan vice-captain, too was looking forward to his new assignment and said, "This is a really exciting opportunity to work at the highest level of cricket coaching and development."