PCB has Decided to Remove Mickey Arthur as the Coach of National Team. who will be the next coach?
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly decided not to extend the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur after the World Cup. According to the local media reports, PCB will bid farewell to Arthur when his three-year contract ends in August. Following the continuous dismal performance of the national team, the board has decided to make drastic changes in the team management in the post-World Cup crackdown. The changes in coaching staff have been recommended by Cricket Committee of the PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board yesterday announced it will be immediately undertaking a robust recruitment process after it decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden,"said a statement issued by the PCB. The statement said the PCB will advertise the four available roles and will invite high level applications from interested candidates as part of the recruitment process.
"On behalf of the PCB, I want to sincerely thank Mickey Arthur, Grant Flower, Grant Luden and Azhar Mahmood for their hard work and unwavering commitment during their tenures with the national men’s team. We wish them every success in their future endeavors," the PCB chairman was quoted as saying in the statement. Pakistan team and coaching staff came under strong criticism after they failed to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019.
pitched in the name of fast bowler Shadab Khan as a replacement for Sarfaraz in limited-overs format while the Test side should be handed over to Babar Azam. Arthur did have some negative things to say about Sarfaraz's captaincy skills to the members,” the source was cited to have said to the Committee headed by PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan. "I need two more years with the Pakistan team and then I can deliver remarkable results," he added.
On the other hand, it was also reported that Arthur’s arguments and clarifications over the performances and selection decisions had also not managed to leave an impact on the Committee members. The members were not satisfied with his argument that after the 2017 Champions Trophy the fielding standards of the Pakistan team went down after the forced exit of fielding coach, Australian Steve Rixon, it was revealed by the source.