Flowers

  • Grant Flower vows to make Pakistan batsmen more consistent 5 days ago

    Pakistan's new batting coach Grant Flower has termed his new assignment as the biggest challenge of his coaching career and is hopeful of making the batsmen more consistent. The former Zimbabwe batsman told reporters in Lahore that he took up the assignment only because he believed he could make a difference...
  • Grant Flower describes Pakistan assignment as a 'big challenge' 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's foreign batting coach Grant Flower has described his new assignment as a "big challenge" and said he was looking forward to convincing Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to do away with their habit of throwing away good starts. A day after reaching Pakistan for his two-year assignment, the former...
  • Grant Flower signs contract with Pakistan Cricket Board as batting coach May 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has finally signed a contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team as its batting coach next month. According to sources in the PCB, the board also had success in appointing a foreigner as fielding coach and trainer. "Grant Luden who...
  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches May 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethi-led management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken by...
  • PCB criticised over Grant Flower's appointment as batting coach May 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come in for severe criticism from former players over the appointment of Zimbabwe's Grant Flower as the national team batting coach. Pakistan's former Test batsman and coach Mohsin Khan said he couldn't comprehend the logic behind appointing Flower as he had done nothing of...
  • Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach May 15, 2014

    Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team's management in their bid to win next year's World Cup. Grant, younger brother of former England coach Andy, will join in August during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka. "We have completed...
  • Grant Flower in contention as Pakistan team's batting coach May 13, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower is in the running to become the batting coach of the Pakistan national team. "Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower is a strong candidate for the batting coach position while Richard Halsall as the fielding coach. The PCB has consulted with head coach, Waqar on both appointments...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, Inzamam-ul-Haq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Roses, tulips, apple blossom: Author Teju Cole's Flower Report on Twitter gets worldwide response from reporters April 23, 2014

    Teju Cole, a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, and art historian recently asked all flower correspondents to tell him where they were and what's blooming around them. This was all for a report he was working on. He received tremendous response from people across the world. The vibrant yellow roses from US,...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss April 19, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following the...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility April 11, 2014

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and charged...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director March 3, 2014

    London: Former England head coach Andy Flower was appointed to a new role within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy after officials announced Monday he'd become their technical director of elite coaching. Flower resigned last month as coach of the national side following the team's humiliating 5-0 Ashes series...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand. "That's rubbish. I am...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues February 6, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that the...
  • Anti-Andy Flower rant was final nail in Pietersen's England career: report February 6, 2014

    A crisis meeting of the England squad in Melbourne set in motion a trail of events which culminated in Kevin Pietersen having a showdown with Andy Flower that sealed his fate as an international cricketer, reported Telegraph. According to reports, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, the captain and vice-captain, called an...
  • Ashley Giles to seek England coaching job February 3, 2014

    Sydney: England limited overs coach Ashley Giles says he will apply for the Test coaching role left vacant by the removal of Andy Flower. Giles told reporters after England's 84-run loss to Australia in the third Twenty20 international he is eager to coach England in all three forms of the game. Flowers...
  • ECB chief hints Ashley Giles will succeed Flower February 1, 2014

    Melbourne: England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke hinted on Saturday that Ashley Giles would succeed Andy Flower as Test coach after the former Zimbabwe international quit following their Ashes whitewash. Flower resigned on Friday to allow the team to rebuild after their disastrous tour of Australia, where they lost the Test...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach January 31, 2014

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England and...
  • The Mountain of Light: Treading pathways between history and fiction January 30, 2014

    The Mountain of Light is the newest novel by acclaimed author, Indu Sundaresan. The writer of the famed Taj Trilogy, she has gained considerable repute over the years due to her beautiful narration of historical events, and her unique blend of history and fiction. She is also the author of...
  • Pietersen in England's provisional T20 World Cup squad January 15, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's Test future may be in doubt but the mercurial batsman was named in England's provisional 30-member squad for this year's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday. A swashbuckling batsman who polarises opinion, Pietersen was targeted for criticism after England's 5-0 Ashes surrender in Australia despite being the highest...
  • Prior blames slipping standards for England's 5-0 Ashes defeat January 9, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has laid the blame for a 5-0 Ashes thumping in Australia on the team letting their standards slip. In his column for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper Prior - dropped following the third Test in Perth after poor displays with both gloves and bat - said players...
  • Andy Flower slams reports of 'ultimatum' to ECB over Kevin Pietersen January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Coach Andy Flower on Wednesday dismissed reports that he issued an ultimatum to England cricket chiefs over misfiring star batsman Kevin Pietersen as "totally inaccurate". English media said Flower was ready to quit unless he was given guarantees that the polarising batsman would not be selected to play under...
  • End of an era as humiliated England ponder future January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Just how an England team that arrived in Perth last October confident of winning a fourth straight Ashes series ended up capitulating 5-0 will be subject of much soul-searching over the next few months. The dispiriting defeat at the hands of an Australia team, which even their most ardent supporters...
  • More pain to come for shattered England, says Andy Flower January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Coach Andy Flower warned on Monday there was more pain to come in the wake of England's Ashes series meltdown in Australia. Australia completed a 5-0 clean sweep on Sunday, routing the hapless tourists for 166 off just 31.4 overs to carry off a 281-run victory in three days...
  • ECB chief backs Andy Flower, Alastair Cook amid Ashes gloom January 4, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive, David Collier, has backed England team director Andy Flower and captain Alastair Cook despite the looming prospect of an Ashes whitewash. England were left on the brink of a humiliating 5-0 series defeat on Saturday after Australia dominated the second day of...
  • England coach fights off questions about future December 30, 2013

    Melbourne: Andy Flower on Monday said he will discuss his future with his new boss this week but vowed to fight on as England coach despite facing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash against Australia. Flower admitted to self-reflection after he was repeatedly asked at a press conference about his role and the...
  • Andy Flower should stay as England coach, says ECB chief December 22, 2013

    Under-fire England coach Andy Flower has been backed by the England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive David Collier to lead them in the next Ashes series in 2015. Flower has watched his side surrender the Ashes to Australia after losing the first three tests in convincing fashion. With two tests...
  • Schofield backs England coach Flower December 19, 2013

    Sydney: A key architect of the revival of English cricket on Thursday backed under-fire coach Andy Flower after the team meekly surrendered the Ashes to Australia. Ken Schofield, who authored a report on the way forward for England after their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in 2006-07, called for Flower to remain in...
  • Flower faces tough choices to help England bloom again December 18, 2013

    Melbourne: England's cataclysmic Ashes loss with two Tests to spare has sparked the usual calls for heads to roll in all departments, but confusion reigns as to whether Andy Flower will man the guillotine or put himself beneath the blade. The architect of England's rise to the pinnacle of Test cricket,...