PCB will not renew contracts with chief selector and head coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided that they will not renew their contracts with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and coach Mickey Arthur after 2019 Cricket World Cup ends on July 14. Arthur and Inzamam’s contracts end in mid-July, after the World Cup is over.
The board’s decision comes after some of the decisions made by the former Pakistani batsman Inzamam and former South African cricketer Arthur. A source admitted that neither chairman of the board Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan were happy with the coach and chief selector. However, they did not make any drastic decisions prior to the announcement because of the World Cup which is starting on Thursday.
Furthermore, the reliable source continued that the decisions which had already been made by the two will not be affected in lieu of this announcement.
One of the people who are considered for the position of chief selector is former Pakistan captain and opening batsman Aamer Sohail.
“Sohail’s name is top among the list of short-listed contenders. PCB’s managing director Wasim Khan will make the decision on new appointments for the position of the chief selector and head coach,” said a reliable source in the PCB in an article cited by Scroll.
Pakistan is not part of the favourites to start off the World Cup this May 30 because they lost 10 of their last 11 ODIs. They also lost their series-decider against South Africa with a 5-0 and 4-0 by Australia and England, respectively.
Pakistan will start their World Cup campaign on May 31 against West Indies at Trent Bridge.