Pakistan not to renew contract of coaching staff including Arthur
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are set for an overhaul as they decided not to renew the contracts of the head coach, bowling coach, batting coach and the trainer.
After a disappointing World Cup, Pakistan have decided to start afresh and not renewing the contracts of the coaching staff is the first step towards it. Head Coach Mickey Arthur, Bowling Coach Azhar Mahmood, Batting Coach Grant Flower and Trainer Grant Luden will not get any contract extension, confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday.
The committee – headed by PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan, with Wasim Akram, Misbah ul Haq, and Urooj Mumtaz as the other members – forwarded and discussed the recommendations with the PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani.
Mani said in the press conference:
“I am thankful to the PCB Cricket Committee for submitting their recommendations following an exhaustive and detailed review process. The committee comprised of individuals who possess tremendous acumen, experience and knowledge. The unanimous recommendation of the Committee was that it was time for new leadership and a fresh approach. I am happy to accept their strong recommendations.”
“On behalf of the PCB, I want to sincerely thank Mickey Arthur, Grant Flower, Grant Luden and Azhar Mahmood for their hard work and unwavering commitment during their tenures with the national men’s team. We wish them every success in their future endeavors. The PCB remains committed to its fans and followers and we will do our utmost to ensure that we make decisions that continue to move Pakistan cricket forward in all formats,” he added.
PCB also announced that they will “advertise the four available roles and will invite high level applications from interested candidates” as part of the recruitment process to fill in the four vacant coaching positions.