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Karachi Kings, the HBL Pakistan Super League franchise of the largest city of Pakistan, proudly announces the appointment of Steve Kirby, a distinguished figure in cricket coaching, as the Fast Bowling Coach for the upcoming HBL Pakistan Super League Season 9.
With an illustrious background in coaching and an impressive playing career, Kirby brings invaluable expertise to the Karachi Kings franchise.
Steve Kirby’s coaching journey is marked by significant contributions to various cricketing establishments. He is currently serving as the Bowling Coach for Zimbabwe as well as their Lead of pathway development.
He is playing a pivotal role in the development of talent and the growth of the sport. As the Lead of Pathway Development underscores his commitment to nurturing emerging cricketers, a vision that resonates deeply with Karachi Kings’ ethos of fostering talent.
Prior to his role with Zimbabwe, Kirby held key coaching positions with renowned cricketing entities. His tenure as the Bowling Coach of Somerset showcased his ability to enhance the skills of elite athletes, contributing to the team’s success on multiple fronts.
Additionally, Kirby’s experience as the Assistant and Bowling Coach of Derbyshire provided him with a nuanced understanding of the intricacies of fast bowling, further enriching his coaching acumen. Kirby has also served as the head coach of the iconic Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Commenting on Steve Kirby’s appointment, Mr Tariq Wasi, CEO of Karachi Kings, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Kirby to the Karachi Kings family.
“His wealth of experience and proven track record make him an invaluable addition to our coaching staff. We believe his expertise will play a pivotal role in nurturing our fast bowlers and elevating the team’s performance in the upcoming season.”
Haider Azhar, Karachi Kings Team Director & Head of Strategy, echoed similar sentiments, remarking, “Steve Kirby’s appointment aligns perfectly with our vision of building a formidable team capable of achieving excellence.
“His dedication to player development and strategic insights will be instrumental in shaping our bowling unit. We look forward to a successful collaboration and an exciting season ahead.”
Steve Kirby’s remarkable journey from a flamboyant fast bowler to a revered coach epitomizes his passion for the game. Karachi Kings is confident that his expertise will not only enhance the performance of the team’s fast bowlers but also inspire the next generation of cricketers in Pakistan.