Mickey Arthur likely to take up Pakistan's coaching 'online'

Pakistan won Champions Trophy under Mickey Arthur's coaching in 2017

January 30, 2023
Mickey Arthur as Pakistan's head coach - PCB

Former Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur is likely to take up national team coaching once again. 

According to sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee will finalise the contract with Arthur within two weeks.

Arthur is expected to take up coaching role online till this year's ICC World Cup which is scheduled in India. Reliable sources told The Jang that Arthur will be available on the ground for very few assignments. The former coach has promised PCB to join the team in India for 50-overs mega event this year. Meanwhile, he will continue working for Derbyshire County Cricket Club as full-time coach.

Arthur's contract will be first-of-its-kind as PCB's management committee headed by Najam Sethi wants to occupy his services following his previous record with the national team. 

South Africa-hailed coach, who served as Pakistan's head coach from 2016-2019, will also suggest the names for batting and bowling coach. 

PCB will also appoint Arthur's assistant who will serve with the team on the ground in his absence. Arthur will be available to the players online.

Najam Sethi's statement on Arthur

Earlier this month, Sethi, in his press conference, hinted that Arthur will be brought in as head coach of the national side. 

"Mickey Arthur's chapter is not closed as of yet. I am in contact with him personally. His return is still on cards," the chairman management committee had said. 

Under Arthur's coaching, Pakistan won its first-ever Champions Trophy title in 2017. Pakistan also won record 11 consecutive T20I series.