PCB Appointed Mickey Artur As The New Director Of The Pakistan Cricket Team
Mickey Arthur, a well-known name in the cricketing world, has been appointed as the director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This is not the first time Arthur has been associated with the Pakistan team. He previously coached the side from 2016 to 2019 and helped them achieve the number one spot in Tests and T20Is. During his tenure, the team also won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
In his new role, Arthur will be involved in designing, formulating, and overseeing strategies for the Pakistan men’s team. The PCB has given him an enhanced role, and he will be responsible for formulating and implementing strategies for upcoming assignments across all formats, including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, away tour to Australia, and home series against the West Indies. Arthur will also be present with the team for their matches against India in the ACC Asia Cup.
Chairman of PCB Management Committee Najam Sethi expressed his pleasure with Arthur’s appointment, stating that he is pleased that Mickey has formally rejoined the Pakistan men’s cricket team with an enhanced role. Sethi further added that Arthur’s familiarity with the current players, the structure, and the system makes him the right person for the job. Having lived and worked in Pakistan during his previous tenure, Arthur knows the team’s strengths and weaknesses, and he can use this knowledge to formulate better strategies for the team’s future success.
Arthur expressed his delight at rejoining the Pakistan cricket team, saying that he has kept track of the players and their performances since moving on. He believes that the current squad is a talented bunch with the potential to be number one across all formats. Arthur said his endeavour is to put in place strategies and create an environment that can contribute to enhancing their performances, so that the team can achieve the best possible results.
Overall, the appointment of Mickey Arthur as the director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team is a positive development for the country’s cricketing future. His experience and knowledge of the team and the game will undoubtedly be an asset, and it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table in his enhanced role.