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Pakistan Cricket Board is looking to appoint West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards as a mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies. In the build to this World Cup, Pakistan has made several key changes to their leadership group and management since the departure of former director of cricket Mohammad Hafeez earlier this year.

Then in April, former South Africa cricketer Gary Kirsten was announced as the head coach for the limited overs cricket. The ex-Indian head coach is set to join the Men in Green for the first time in England for their three-game T20I series which kicks off on May 22 in Headingley Carnegie and will conclude on May 30 in London.

PCB set to appoint Vivan Richards as mentor for T20 World Cup 2024

Ahead of the global T20I tournament, Pakistan are looking to rope in Richards as the team mentor, as per Geo News. The reports also add the PCB has held conversations with the cricketing great.  It also believed PCB hoped to appoint Richards because of the 72-year-old's involvement with the Pakistan Super League. Richards serves as a mentor for the PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators. But  PCB faces a major challenge in bringing in Richards due to his existing media commitments for the event.

For the T20 World Cup, Pakistan are in Group A alongside the USA, India, Canada and Ireland.  The Men in Green will take on the USA on June 6 in their first game and then take on arch-rivals India on June 9 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.