Mickey Arthur disappointed By PCB Decision For Not Renewing Contract
Mickey Arthur said he is disappointed and hurt when he is fire as the Coach of Pakistan after a disappointing World Cup 2019 performance. Mickey Arthur, associated with a move to England, says he did his best with Pakistan. Still, it’s almost impossible to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Head Coach Mickey Arthur said:
I am extremely saddened and upset, I made every effort to lift cricket out of Pakistan. The Mickey (South African) told the AFP. Right after the Pakistan Cricket Board announced his departure.
Arthur’s contract expired after last month’s World Cup 2019, won by hosts team England. While Mickey Arthur called for a two-year extension as head coach.
Pakistan’s Cricket Board Chief Ehsan Mani said Arthur and his technical staff, including assistants Grant Flower and Azhar Mahmood, are out now.
Reports say Arthur is on the list of names for the next England coach after Trevor Bayliss leaves after the ongoing Ashes Test series.
Brand New approach
Pakistan mostly lost to arch-rivals India in the World Cup matches. But Pakistan finished with five wins in nine matches, including a game that rained.
They scored 11 points and were unlucky to be eliminated by New Zealand just based on higher net run-rate.
The PCB committee, which includes former captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq and met on Friday, was unanimous in calling for new coaches.
Ehsan Mani PCB Chairman Said:
The committee was made up of individuals who possessed great insight, experience, and knowledge. The committee’s unanimous recommendation was that it was time for new leadership and a new approach.
The PCB said it would announce the publications soon.
Arthur joined Pakistan on May 2016, leading them to a series of tests with England that took them to the top of the leader-board.
Pakistan also won the Champions Trophy in England on June 2017, raising its stocks in limited-over cricket.
That victory brought a whole new team of young players, said Mickey Arthur. We also became the world number one in Twenty20 cricket in this period, which was an achievement.
However, Pakistan has weakened in testing over the past two years, losing 2-0 to Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates in 2017. In total, Pakistan won 10 of 28 Test Matches with Arthur, losing 17 and tied one.
Pakistan has also struggled with ODI matches over the past two years. Under Arthur coaching, Pakistan won 29 of 66 ODI, losing 34 to three without results.