Mickey appointed director Pakistan men’s cricket team



The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday con-firmed Mickey Arthur’s appointment as the director of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.

In this role, Arthur will be involved in designing, formulating and overseeing strategies behind the Pakistan men’s team, a statement from the board said.

The 54-year-old will also be a part of the coach-ing staff for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, away tour to Australia and home series against the West Indies. He will also be present with the side for Pakistan’s matches against India in the ACC Asia Cup.

During his time from 2016 to 2019, Arthur coached Pakistan to No 1 in Tests and T20Is, and also helped the side to win the ICC Champions Tro-phy 2017.

Chairman of PCB Management Committee Na-jam Sethi: “I am pleased that Mickey has formally rejoined the Pakistan men’s cricket team with an enhanced role in which he will be responsible for formulating and implementing strategies for the up-coming assignments across all formats.

“Furthermore, he will also be responsible for strengthening the national team culture, identifying and grooming future stars so that we can strengthen our bench strength and strategically secure our fu-ture.”

“Having lived and worked in Pakistan during his previous tenure, Mickey knows the current players, the structure and the system at the back of his hand. I am sure he will incorporate learnings from the previous tenure so that he can have an even more successful second term.”

On the occasion, Arthur said he was absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the Pakistan cricket team and look forward to working with the group.—APP