The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally confirmed the appointment of Mickey Arthur as the director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.
After the development, Arthur, who currently also serves as the head coach of English county side Derbyshire, will be involved in designing, formulating and overseeing strategies behind the Pakistan men’s team.
Earlier between 2016 and 2019, Arthur coached Pakistan to being the top-ranked team in Tests and T20Is, and also helped the side to victory in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which was held in England.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the Pakistan cricket team and look forward to working with the group. Since moving on, I have kept a track of the players and their collective performances. This is a talented bunch with the potential to be number one across all formats and my endeavor is to put in place strategies and create an environment that can contribute in further enhancing their performances so that we can extract the best out of them,” said Arthur in a statement, issued by PCB.
Earlier, Arthur, 54, has coached Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka men’s cricket teams in the past and will also be a part of the coaching staff for Pakistan’s campaign in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, to be held in India, as well as for the Asia Cup, away tour to Australia and home series against the West Indies.
“I am pleased that Mickey has formally rejoined the Pakistan men’s cricket team with an enhanced role in which he will be responsible for formulating and implementing strategies for the upcoming assignments across all formats,” said Najam Sethi, Chair of PCB Management Committee.
“Furthermore, he will also be responsible for strengthening the national team culture, identifying and grooming future stars so that we can strengthen our bench-strength and strategically secure our future. Having lived and worked in Pakistan during his previous tenure, Mickey knows the current players, the structure and the system at the back of his hand. I am sure he will incorporate learnings from the previous tenure so that he can have an even more successful second term,” he added.