Mickey Arthur seeks ‘time’ to consider PCB’s head coach offer

admin 9 January, 2023
Updated 2023/01/09 at 12:06 PM
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Chairman of PCB’s management committee Najam Sethi had hinted at hiring foreign coach for Pakistan

LAHORE: Former South African teach Mickey Arthur has requested for some time to recollect the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) provide of the pinnacle coach’s put up for the countrywide squad, sources informed Geo News Monday.

The cricket tremendous has coached the Men in Green for nearly three years and is presently on a 3-yr contract with the English county Derbyshire. Sources stated that Arthur would be able to reply to the PCB after talking to the county membership.

Najam Sethi, the newly-appointed chairman of the PCB’s control committee, had hinted at hiring a foreign teach for the crew as the contracts of Saqlain Mushtaq and Shaun Tait, Pakistan’s modern head and bowling educate, expire on February 9.

Arthur, who’s anticipated to land in Pakistan in a few weeks, had in advance coached the country wide group between 2016 and 2019, for the duration of which Pakistan additionally gained the Champions Trophy.

Meanwhile, former speedy bowler Umar Gul has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Tait as bowling coach after the intervening time leader selector Shahid Afridi also advocated his appointment for the bowling educate slot.

The Pakistani cricket group has recently been suffering with defeats, awful performances and injuries.

Pakistan two times again from the edge of defeat to pressure a zero-zero draw within the two-test series in opposition to New Zealand, which accompanied a 3-zero whitewash on the arms of England in December final year.

They have now long gone 8 assessments at domestic with out a win, which positioned paid to their hopes of creating the World Test Championship very last. Their bowling unit specifically suffered.

Pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi stays sidelined with a knee injury, while fellow short Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah neglected the majority of the series against England with niggles.

The pitches used for the collection towards England and New Zealand also drew flak for being too batter-pleasant.

Following the sacking of Ramiz Raja as PCB chairman final 12 months, Sethi, who’s heading a panel governing the PCB’s affairs till a md is elected, introduced that the cricket regime headed by Raja became no extra.

He additionally restored the 2014 PCB charter and vowed that the PCB management committee might work tirelessly to restore first-rate cricket in Pakistan even as employing “lots of cricketers” and ending a “famine” in cricket.

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