Andy Flower quits from the coaching role for Punjab Kings, says report

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Former Zimbabwean wicket-keeper batter and coach Andy Flower has announced to quit from his role as a coach for Punjab Kings, says the report.

Punjab Kings assistant coach Andy Flower has parted ways from the franchise and is expected to take the roles from one of the new franchises of IPL in 2022. 

The former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Folwer has led the England national team for more than a decade and gave his side the T20 World Cup title in 2010 and number one spot in Tests.

He was hired for his maiden IPL assignment ahead of IPL 2020 season.

“He sent his resignation to the team recently. It has been accepted. There is a good chance that he goes to one of the new teams (Lucknow or Ahmedabad),”

a BCCI official told PTI.

There is a possibility that the 53-year-old will be given a bigger responsibility in the upcoming IPL assignment. Andy Flower had worked with Anil Kumble in the previous two assignments.

The development came when KL Rahul, the skipper who led Punjab Kings in the previous two seasons has decided to move towards the Lucknow franchise.

PBKS wanted to retain their skipper but he did not want to stay.

It will be interesting to see if Flower stays as a head coach of CPL franchise Saint Lucia Kings, which is owned by the same party that owns Punjab Kings. Saint Lucia has finished runners-up in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

During his time with the England cricket team, the veteran coach has to lead the team to win the T20 World Cup title in 2020 and to the number one sport in the Tests.

Wasim Jaffer was the batting coach of PBKS in the last season and Jonty Rhodes played the role of a fielding coach.

Punjab has retained only two players — Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh — ahead of the mega auction in January. 

They will be looking to get a bunch of youngsters at the auction along with some established names.