He is the fourth high-profile name in the coaching set-up to leave since Ramiz Raja took over as PCB chairman
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve Pakistan, providing challenge and support, to drive the players, coaches and teams forward,” Bradburn said in a statement. “I will leave PCB grateful for the wonderful opportunities and the experiences I have gained. As a foreigner, I felt welcomed and valued by my present and former PCB colleagues, players, officials and the Pakistan public. I have always felt safe here, loved exploring this wonderful country and made many lifetime friends.
“My wife Maree and three children have also sacrificed a lot in allowing me to serve Pakistan cricket. Covid-19 regulations made it challenging for them to visit Pakistan and feel the warmth, love and friendship this country offers. It is now time for me to prioritise family and move forward to the next coaching challenge.”
The HPC took shape after Wasim brought in David Parsons, a former director of the ECB’s high-performance centre, in 2019 to look at the system and suggest recommendations. The report was filed in 2020, and after that, the PCB’s department for domestic cricket and the national cricket academy were merged to form a new set-up, the HPC, which takes care of many things, including regulating the domestic circuit and developing cricketers for the highest level. The PCB’s medical department, which worked independently earlier, was also integrated with the HPC.
Nadeem said in a statement, “Grant served Pakistan cricket with passion and dedication. He was always full of energy and ideas, a number of which he implemented following the restructuring of the National High Performance Centre. I thank Grant for his contributions to Pakistan cricket and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
ESPNcricinfo understands that the PCB will look for a replacement for Bradburn, but on a later date.
Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent