Pakistan fielding coach Steve Rixon has determined not to renew his contract forward of the 2019 World Cup. Rixon’s contract expires in June, however he’ll full his ongoing task with Pakistan on their tour to Eire and England.
Rixon, 64, determined not to renew his contract due to private causes, which included spending extra time together with his household, in accordance to a senior official within the PCB. The contracts of the remainder of Pakistan’s teaching workers run till the 2019 World Cup.
Rixon was introduced into the Pakistan set-up in 2016 alongside head coach Mickey Arthur, changing Grant Luden, who was relieved of his roles as coach and fielding coach underneath former head coach Waqar Younis. Luden has since been working with Pakistan as a health coach. Rixon was additionally a part of Arthur’s teaching workers with Australia between 2011 and 2014. Throughout his tenure with Australia, Rixon had varied positions, together with fielding coach, spin-bowling coach and assistant coach.
The PCB have not begun the method of discovering a successor for his or her subsequent task, towards Zimbabwe in August. There may be additionally an opportunity Luden could possibly be tasked with changing Rixon.
ESPNcricinfo understands Rixon met PCB chairman Najam Sethi a fortnight in the past to agree phrases for the renewal of his contract, which ends this summer season. On the time, the PCB and Rixon got here to phrases, together with his contract prolonged, and his retainer elevated. Nonetheless, yesterday Rixon determined he was unwilling to keep on, sad with dwelling away from his household.
In the previous couple of years, Pakistan’s fielding has made appreciable enchancment underneath Rixon, notably within the white-ball codecs. Fielding has been a serious a part of Pakistan’s elevated deal with bettering the extent of gamers’ health during the last three years.