Mickey Arthur could return as Pakistan head coach

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The PCB is keen to bring Mickey Arthur back as head coach of the Pakistan men’s team, three years after he was refused a contract extension.

ESPNcricinfo has learnt that current head coach Saqlain Mushtaq doesn’t want an extension when his contract ends next month, and the PCB also wants to move on from him.

The PCB’s new management committee, which took charge last week, has decided to go back to Arthur, with the committee head Najam Sethi confirming that he has been in touch with Arthur. Arthur was Pakistan’s coach between 2016 and 2019; they won the 2017 Champions Trophy and rose to No. 1 in ICC T20I team rankings during his tenure.

He was removed following Pakistan’s fifth-place finish at the 2019 ODI World Cup, and Misbah-ul-Haq had been given the dual role of head coach and chief selector.

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