Former South African cricketer and coach Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur, who has just been freed of his duties, has said that he is disappointed by the decision of PCB.
“I am extremely disappointed and hurt,” said Arthur while talking to AFP immediately after PCB announced discontinuation of a possible renewal of contract. “I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket,” he added.
Arthur’s tenure with PCB came to an end after the team’s exit from World Cup 2019 last month, the South African had however requested for an extension of two years. Regardless, PCB chose to let go of Arthur and his assisting coaching team including Azhar Mehmood, Grant Luden and Grant Flower.
“PCB will be immediately undertaking a robust recruitment process after it decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden,” said PCB in its statement.
While Arthur express his sorrow over end of journey with the green shirts, it is speculated that he’ll be heading the England team after coach Trevor Bayliss exits at the end of ongoing Ashes Series.