Mickey Arthur spent three days in Pakistan.
Mickey Arthur, a former head coach who is anticipated to be named the director of the Pakistan squad, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that Arthur will remain with the Pakistan men’s side until April 20 before departing for England, where he serves as Derbyshire’s Head of Cricket.
In 2016, Arthur assumed the position of Pakistan’s team’s head coach, a position he held for three years. Pakistan also won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy during his presidency.
However, following the team’s fifth-place result in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the cricket board chose not to renew the contracts of Arthur and his support staff.
With a view to selecting him as the team’s head coach to lead them through the ACC Asia Cup, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, the PCB had previously acknowledged that it has been in negotiations with former national team head coach Arthur.
However, because to Arthur’s lengthy contract with Derbyshire, PCB also spoke about a plan to share time serving as a consultant to the team with Derbyshire.
Arthur has told PCB that he will travel to India to represent the side at the 50-over ICC World Cup this year. He will continue to serve as a full-time coach for Derbyshire County Cricket Club in the meantime, thus he won’t be accessible for the English domestic campaign.
It should be remembered that in December of last year, English county team Derbyshire signed Arthur to a contract that would keep him on the team through the conclusion of the 2025 season. Former head coach of Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, he originally signed a two-year contract with the organisation in November 2021.
The Pakistani team’s head coach for the current limited-overs series against New Zealand, which consists of five ODIs and as many T20Is, is Grant Bradburn.
The PCB had earlier announced in a press statement that “The PCB will confirm the Pakistan team management for the post-New Zealand series following the completion of the relevant recruitment processes, which are currently ongoing.”