Mickey Arthur to be named Pakistan group director and advisor: PCB chief

Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur can be appointed nationwide group director and advisor earlier than the T20 International sequence in opposition to Afghanistan in Sharjah subsequent month, Board chief Najam Sethi stated on Thursday.

PCB chief Sethi stated a contract with Arthur can be inked within the subsequent few days and a brand new group administration can be introduced.

Arthur, who was head coach of the Pakistan group between 2016 and 2019, will proceed working with Derbyshire. He will journey with the Pakistan group when he’s accessible from his Derbyshire duties.

“Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed is working with Arthur to finalise the names of the support staff that will work with the national team,” Sethi advised reporters.

He stated all of the help workers members can be introduced with the consent of Arthur who had made suggestions for numerous positions.

Pakistan’s subsequent worldwide project is a three-match T20I sequence in opposition to Afghanistan in Sharjah in late March, quickly after the Pakistan Super League ends on March 19.

Sethi stated the choice to carry Arthur was taken due to his previous work in Pakistan cricket and likewise since majority of the present pool of gamers have performed underneath him.

“He knows out cricket culture and set-up and is respected by the players,” Sethi stated.

Arthur’s tenure as head coach was not with out controversies along with his dislike for the Akmal brothers. He received right into a a lot publicised argument with Umar Akmal on the excessive efficiency centre, resulting in an inquiry from the PCB.

Pakistan’s former all-rounder Yasir Arafat who now lives in England is claimed to have confirmed his availability to work as bowling coach within the new help workers set-up however there was confusion over who will take over as head coach, assistant coach, batting coach and fielding coach.

Saqlain Mushtaq’s one-year contract as head coach ended earlier this month as did the contract of bowling coach Shaun Tait.

“As soon as things are finalised, I will ask Mickey to fly down to Pakistan for a meet so that we can get things moving forward,” Sethi stated.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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