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PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as new head coach of Pakistan

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 May 2016, 19:18 IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday, 6 May, formally announced the appointment of former South African cricketer Mickey Arthur as head coach of the national team.

Pakistan had been looking for a new head coach since Waqar Younis stepped down from the role following a dismal World Twenty20 campaign in India last month.

Earlier in the week, former England coach Peter Moores and former Australian cricketer Stuart Law had declined the offer to coach the beleaguered Pakistan team.

The PCB had constituted a three-man committee, comprising of Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza, to conduct the search and shortlisted four foreigners for the role.

"It is expected that Mickey Arthur will be able to join the PCB toward the end of this month," said PCB in a press release.

Arthur had successfully coached his native South Africa from 2005-2010 before migrating to Australia, where he remained coach of the national team for 19 months.

Under his tutelage, the South African national team attained world number one rankings across all formats.


First published: 6 May 2016, 19:18 IST