Punjab Kings assistant coach Andy Flower has decided to step down from the post a day after the franchise submitted their retention list ahead of the mega auctions for the 2022 edition of IPL.
The former Zimbabwe player has loads of experience in his arsenal and it is expected that the 53-year-old might be involved into another team maybe Lucknow or Ahmedabad. Flower has 15 years of coaching experience and any team would love to take him.
“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 news agency PTI.
Flower has previously worked with the England national team for more than a decade now. Flower joined as the assistant coach of PBKS in 2020 under Anil Kumble and batting coach Wasim Jaffer, bowling coach Damien Wright and fielding coach Jonty Rhodes.
Andy Flower is currently the head coach of St Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League. St Lucia Kings reached to the finals in the 2021 edition of CPL where they lost to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Punjab Kings announced the retention list on Tuesday. They retained Mandeep Singh and Arshdeep Singh. Mandeep has been retained for INR 12 crore while Arshdeep Singh has been retained for INR 4 crore. PBKS released skipper KL Rahul as the player decided to go the auctions.
“We are really happy about retaining Mayank and Arshdeep. Mayank has been a phenomenal player for us, really loyal to the franchise. Arshdeep also has been with us for a while and I can only see him improving. I see him playing for India in the near future. Rahul who joined PBKS in 2018 played for four seasons. He scored 2548 runs in 55 matches for them.
If reports are to be believed, Rahul will become the captain of side Lucknow.