West Indian Cricket Legend to Join Pakistan Team as Mentor for T20 World Cup 2024

West Indian Cricket Legend to Join Pakistan Team

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is actively pursuing Sir Vivian Richards to mentor the national team ahead of the T20 World Cup in June. Recognized for his legendary skills and strategic expertise, Richards is seen as a valuable addition who can inspire and elevate the performance of the Pakistani squad on the global stage.

Negotiations between the PCB and Richards are currently underway. However, securing his services presents a significant challenge due to his existing media commitments during the showpiece event next month.

Richards, a prominent figure in the cricketing world through his commentary and analysis roles, has a packed schedule that may conflict with mentoring duties.

Following his successful stint with Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a mentor, the PCB hierarchy has been impressed by his contributions to the franchise.

Despite this hurdle, the PCB is determined to enlist the services of the West Indies legend before the World Cup, considering the familiarity of Caribbean conditions, where most of the tournament will take place, to the veteran cricketer.

The PCB’s efforts underscore their commitment to enhancing the team’s preparedness and morale ahead of the tournament, aiming to strengthen their coaching staff as well.

The T20 World Cup will feature 20 qualifying teams divided into four groups of five. The top two teams from each group will progress to the Super 8s round.

In the Super 8s stage, teams will be divided into two groups of four, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semifinals.

The semi-finals of the event are scheduled for June 26 in Guyana and June 27 in Trinidad. The T20 World Cup final will take place in Barbados on June 29.