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According to reports, Pakistan fielding coach Grant Luden nearly quit his job since he was unhappy with the attitude being shown by some of the players during training.
It is understood that the players were upset as well and exchanged words with Luden, while also questioning his job credentials since he has never played first-class cricket.
Following the alleged dispute, Luden wanted to resign, but PCB director of operations Zakir Khan convinced him not to.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) denied that Luden was involved in a dispute with some of the players and also confirmed that he will continue on with his role until his contract expires in May 2016.
“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,” a PCB spokesperson said. “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”