The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that they will be appointing Mickey Arthur, a former head coach, as a consultant for the Pakistan team. This move is aimed at enhancing the team’s performance and bringing in valuable experience to aid in their success. Arthur has previously served as the head coach of the Pakistan team from 2016 to 2019.
Najam Sethi, the PCB management committee chairman, announced in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan that Mickey Arthur is set to arrive in Lahore on April 18th.According to Najam Sethi, two foreign coaches have already arrived in Lahore, and Mickey Arthur is expected to arrive on April 18. He will oversee one or two matches of the series against New Zealand.
“He is visiting to prepare, train and brief his team, as well as discuss plans with Babar Azam and other players,” said the speaker, summarizing the main purpose of the visit.
Sethi believes foreign coaches should avoid politics and maintain a high level of professionalism. While Pakistan has talented local coaches, cultural friendships can impact decision-making. In professional cricket, it’s important to prioritize professional ethics, making foreign coaches necessary, according to Sethi.
Pakistan will play five T20 Internationals and five ODIs against New Zealand, beginning on April 14 in Lahore.
This is published in logicalbaat, on 14 April, 2023.