PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as Pakistan’s head coach: Pakistan Cricket Board have appointed South African Mickey Arthur as the national side’s head coach. Former Australia and South Africa national side’s mentor, Arthur has recently coached Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League.
Arthur will take over the job vacated by Waqar Younis at the end of the ICC World T20 last month after Pakistan’s disastrous exit from the competition. He was the national coach of South Africa between 2005 and 2010, and headed the Australian national team for 19 months.
Arthur is expected to join the Pakistan national team at the end of May ahead of their next international countdown – a tour of England in July, where they will play four Tests, five ODIs and one Twenty20 International.
“Following the resignation of Waqar Younis as head coach last month, the PCB embarked on a transparent process of inviting applications for the position of head coach,” the PCB said in a statement.
“A panel was appointed comprising Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja and Faisal Mirza to make recommendations to the PCB. The panel received and reviewed applications (and) forwarded four applications to the PCB for it to make a final decision.”
There has been a series of changes in Pakistan cricket. Inzamam-ul-Haq became chief selector, Afridi, Shehzad and Akmal axed from the team for England tour and now Arthur takes over for the role of head coach.