Appointment has been made for a period of one week
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed a sports psychologist, Taimoor Ali Khan, for the national side, ahead of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to Daily Express, Khan has been initially appointed for a period of one week but that could be extended to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019, if PCB deems his work successful.
The report further stated that Khan has a close relationship with one of the team officials — something which paved the path for the former’s appointment.
The official also tried to appoint Khan for the same role, couple of years back, but was unsuccessful in his attempt because PCB thought that psychologist was not proficient in Urdu language.
PCB’s Managing Director (MD) Wasim Khan and Head Coach Mickey Arthur were also in favour of Khan’s appointment. Khan has already started conducting individual sessions with Pakistan cricketers.
It must be noted that PCB did not publish an advertisement for this role, even though it is just a temporary one.