The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly decided not to extend the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur after the World Cup.
According to the local media reports, PCB will bid farewell to Arthur when his three-year contract ends in August.
Following the continuous dismal performance of the national team, the board has decided to make drastic changes in the team management in the post-World Cup crackdown.
Whose Jobs Are At Risk?
The expected shake-up might see Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and his team, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower, team manager Talat Ali losing their jobs.
Reports have it that Arthur’s lobbyist and sympathizers have failed to make a case for another extension in his term.
Why Doesn’t Arthur Deserve an Extension?
Mickey was appointed as the head coach with full authority in 2016 after Waqar Younis stepped down from the post. However, in his three years of tenure, Arthur does not have much to show keeping the Champions Trophy aside.
He was asked to up the national team’s performance according to the modern standards. But, his experiments with the bowling lineups cost us Test series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in UAE – once known Pakistan’s fort.
Since 2016, Pakistan has only won 7 out 28 matches against top ODI teams including South Africa, New Zealand, England, and Australia. Most of Pakistan’s wins came against the low-ranked sides such as Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
In the meantime, the green shirts lost Test series to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
Why Is Inzamam in England?
There are also reports that rifts emerged between the head coach and senior players during the England series. The board had to send Inzamam there to defuse the tension ahead of the mega event. Arthur, however, rubbished the rumors saying that the team was united and ready for the World Cup.
These are speculations by certain media groups – which have been proven wrong in the past as well. Until PCB officially confirms the news, take it with a pinch of salt.
Via: The News