Luden has now deicded to stay as the fielding coach of Pakistani team.Earlier reports which had revealed that Luden has decided to resign as the Pakistan fielding coach because of the heated argument he had with some of the players of the Pakistani team. The players had questioned his performance as a cricketer. Luden has not played first class cricket but instead he worked with the Bangladesh team as a coach from June 2008 before joining Pakistan in May last year. After the scene, Luden has wanted to resign as the coach but but PCB director of operations Zakir Khan has decided to jump in and resolve the problems between the coach and the players. As a result, Luden will now continue to carry on his duties as a coach.
A PCB spokesperson has said, “The Pakistan Cricket Board and the team management as well as the boys hold the job he is doing in high esteem, and are keen that he continues to serve in his present role. The entire team trained together Tuesday afternoon, in a spirit of camaraderie, under the supervision of head coach Waqar Younis with each of the other coaches and assistant manager Shahid Aslam actively involved throughout the extended four-hour session. Ditto for Wednesday, where some players were put through their paces by all coaches, with Mr Luden putting in an extra hour on both days with a select group of players”