Cricbuzz prediction: Mickey Arthur won’t reprise role as Pakistan coach

A meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mickey Arthur fell apart after the South African refused to take the post of head coach. It has become clear that former manager Arthur is unwilling to sacrifice his full-time job at Derbyshire amid uncertainties in Pakistan’s cricket environment. He didn’t even want to take on the role of consultant.

“Because of his long-term contract with Derbyshire, we have also discussed with Derbyshire a proposal to advise PCB on a timeshare basis. Unfortunately, this option is difficult for both parties for a variety of reasons. has been proven,” PCB said in a statement on Tuesday, confirming it was working with Arthur. PCB wanted Arthur to lead Babar Azam’s team to the 2025 Champions Trophy. “The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced that the team has been awarded the ACC Asian Cup, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025,” he read the PCB statement.

PCB’s search for a manager comes amid current head coach Sakrin Mushtak’s contract with the Pakistani side set to expire this month and the former crackpot not wanting to move.PCB’s recent distribution changes. With Najam Sethi taking over the role of chairman from Ramiz Raja, Pakistan is in some kind of turmoil, which may be the reason for Arthur’s refusal.

“Under these circumstances, PCB continues to search for the right person for the post of head coach of the national team, and several top names are already under consideration,” said a PCB statement. Arthur was in charge of the Pakistan team in 2016 and 2017, leading the team to the Champions Trophy title and winning the final against Virat Kohli’s India. He was replaced after Pakistan failed to qualify for the knockout stage of his 2019 World Cup. This is one of his defeats in the unsuccessful war against India.

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