Mickey Arthur is expected to return as Pakistan’s head coach. Arthur previously coached the squad from 2016 to 2019, during which time Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
Former South African cricketer Mickey Arthur, who also coached the Pakistani team from 2016 to 2019. Allegedly scheduled to rejoin the Babar Azam-led side’s coaching staff. He accept the offer made by newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi and is expected to start shortly.
Sethi, the leader of the PCB’s 14-member management committee, approached the former Proteas player about his place in the new system. Arthur is expected to join the team ahead of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League. Notably, under Arthur’s guidance, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
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The current PCB management is reforming the organization and has sacked Mohammad Wasim’s selection committee
While former cricketer Shahid Afridi named as temporary chief selector. Geo TV says that head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and bowling coach Shaun Tait’s contracts would not be renewed.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is hosting New Zealand for a two-match Test series. The first game began on Boxing Day, December 26. While teams compete to make it to the World Test Championship Finals, Pakistan is on the verge of being eliminate. The defending champions, New Zealand, have already been eliminated.
Babar Azam talked to the media before of the first Test and discussed the significant changes taking place in the Pakistani setup, saying:
“The way things are moving on and in the last few days changes have arrived, I think as a professional you have to confront such challenges. However, it is our responsibility to perform and use our best efforts. “Look, these things are off the ground, and our entire emphasis is on the ground and how to win a match and start this series well, and how to deliver in all three categories,” Babar quote as saying by Geo Tv.