They are looking for a replacement for current head coach Mickey Arthur.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that they will be hiring a new head coach after the unanimous decision to not renew the following contracts:
head coach Mickey Arthur
bowling coach Azhar Mahmood
batting coach Grant Flower
trainer Grant Luden
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani reviewed the recommendation and approved it. They will now be looking for replacements in the mentioned positions.
Pakistan exited the World Cup in fifth place, tieing New Zealand in points but only loosing because of Net Run-rate. “I am thankful to the PCB Cricket Committee for submitting their recommendations following an exhaustive and detailed review process. The committee comprised of individuals who possess tremendous acumen, experience and knowledge. The unanimous recommendation of the Committee was that it was time for new leadership and a fresh approach. I am happy to accept their strong recommendations,” Mani said.
“On behalf of the PCB, I want to sincerely thank Mickey Arthur, Grant Flower, Grant Luden and Azhar Mahmood for their hard work and unwavering commitment during their tenures with the national men’s team. We wish them every success in their future endeavours. The PCB remains committed to its fans and followers and we will do our utmost to ensure that we make decisions that continue to move Pakistan cricket forward in all formats.”
Arthur, who was not expecting the sudden news, was disappointed with the PCB’s decision to not renew his contract. “I am extremely disappointed and hurt. I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket,” he said.
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