• Another South African coach out of a job

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has not renewed head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract.

    Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Lunden have also not been retained.

    ‘I am thankful to the PCB cricket committee for submitting their recommendations following an exhaustive and detailed review process. The committee comprised individuals who possess tremendous acumen, experience and knowledge,’ said president Ehsan Mani.

    ‘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, Grant, Grant and Azhar for their hard work and unwavering commitment during their tenures with the national men’s team. We wish them every success in their future endeavours.

    ‘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.’

    South African Arthur previously coached the Proteas and Australia. His Pakistan tenure started in May 2016. Pakistan won the 2017 Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom under Arthur.

    His departure follows that of Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson, whose contract also hasn’t been extended. Cricket South Africa has also not retained assistant coach Malibongwe Maketa, batting coach Dale Benkenstein, spin bowling coach Claude Henderson, fielding coach Justin Ontong and convenor of selectors Linda Zondi.

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