New Delhi: After weeks of rumbling, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed Mickey Arthur as the head coach of their national team.
The PCB released a statement today confirming the appointment of the 47-year-old South African as Pakistan's new coach. He replaces Waqar Younis, who resigned from the post last month after Pakistan's disastrous Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 campaigns.
"Following Waqar Younis’ resignation as Head Coach last month, the PCB embarked upon a transparent process of inviting applications from potential candidates for the position of Head Coach," the release read.
A panel, involving former greats of the game — Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza — finalised Arthur's name.
"A panel was appointed comprising Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza to make recommendations to the PCB. The panel received and reviewed applications forwarded four recommendations to the PCB for it to make a final decision," the release added.
In the release, PCB highlights Arthur's career:
- Played 110 first class games as a batsman in South Africa
- As coach, led the South African national team to world number one rankings across all formats
- Won 13 consecutive ODIs, equaling Australia’s world record
- Served on the ICC Cricket Committee 2008 – 2010
- Developed and led the implementation of a national high performance coaching framework for South Africa, leading to the rise of internationally successful talent.
- Level 4 Coaching Certificate, South Africa
- Head coaching positions:
- Karachi Kings, 2016
- Dhaka Gladiators, 2015
- Jamaica Tallawahs, 2014
- Australian National Cricket Team, 2011 – 2013
- South African National Cricket Team, 2005 – 2010