The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to extend the contracts of Mickey Arthur and his support team after the team’s fifth place at the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
In a press release on Wednesday, August 7, the board announced that it had ended its collaboration with head coach, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, punch coach Grant Flower, and coach Grant Luden.
The decision falls after a review process after the World Cup, in which Pakistan did not reach the semifinals. “The PCB Cricket Committee, which met on Friday, agreed in its recommendations for the change,” the press release said. “The recommendations were forwarded and discussed with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.”
JUST IN: Pakistan Cricket Board have decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden in a move to revamp the national coaching set-up. pic.twitter.com/d9ro5bRIY7— ICC (@ICC) August 7, 2019
With the trio now eliminated, the PCB will initiate a recruitment process to find new candidates ahead of Pakistan’s next international game against Sri Lanka in October. Mani thanked the committee, which included the former captains Mishbah-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram, for his insights and recommendations.
“I am grateful to the PCB Cricket Committee for making its recommendations after a comprehensive and detailed review process, consisting of people with a great deal of ingenuity, experience and knowledge.” The committee’s unanimous recommendation was that it was time for a new leadership and a new management. ” fresh approach. I am happy to accept their strong recommendations.
“On behalf of PCB, I would like to sincerely thank Mickey Arthur, Grant Flower, Grant Luden and Azhar Mahmood for their hard work and tireless work during their men’s national team, and we wish them every success in their future endeavors.”
Arthur has been responsible for the team for three years after taking over the post in 2016. His exit is due to the rumor that he has the coaching job in England once in the eye incumbent head coach Trevor Bayliss’ run ends at the conclusion of the Ashes series.
Arthur’s tenure with the Pakistani team was mixed and there were some problems, but equally memorable climaxes that were no bigger than the triumph of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England and the rise to the top of the MRF Tires ICC T20I Team Ranking – one Position that they hold together.
Arthur’s current run ends on August 15. Thereafter, the circuit board to advertise for all four jobs.