Published On: Fri, May 6th, 2016

PCB announces Arthur as head coach



Finally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has assigned South Africa’s Mickey Arthur as new head coach on Friday.

A PCB press release stated that “The PCB announces Mickey Arthur as head coach of Pakistan national cricket team,”

The press released added, “Following Waqar Younis’ resignation as head coach last month, the PCB embarked upon a transparent process of inviting applications from potential candidates for the position”.

The press release continued as, “A panel was appointed comprising Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza to make recommendations to the PCB. The panel received and reviewed applications forwarded four recommendations to the PCB for it to make a final decision,”

But the question is that whether Arthur is the right choice?

PCB proclaimed that “Following detailed consultations on this matter at the last Board of Governors’ (BOG) meeting and further telephone consultations by the PCB chairman with BoG members, discussions with Mickey Arthur were initiated and he has confirmed his acceptance of the post of head coach of the Pakistan cricket team,”

The 48-year-old will perform the duties of a coach for Karachi Kings in the inaugural Pakistan Super League as well.

Arthur has coached his national South Africa from 2005-2010 prior to traveling to Australia, where he performed as coach of the national team for 19 months.

Later than the loss of Australia in a Test series in India 4-0, he found his job in danger.

He was abruptly bagged two weeks prior to the Ashes series begun in England in June 2013, with two years to run on his contract, and restored by Darren Lehmann.

After that he charged Cricket Australia for more than Aus$4 million (US3.7 million), asserting there had been a purposeful campaign in opposition to him, prior to approaching a secret accord with the central body.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.