Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a unanimous decision of its Cricket Committee has decided to not renew contracts of Head Coach Mickey Arthur, Bowling Coach Azhar Mehmood, Batting Coach Grant Flower and Trainer Grant Luden.

“The PCB remains committed to its fans and followers and we will do our utmost to ensure that we make decisions that continue to move Pakistan cricket forward in all formats,” said Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani as he announced the board’s decision on Wednesday.

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Earlier the Cricket Committee had an extensive session on Friday, after which unanimous recommendations were submitted to Mani.

“I am thankful to the PCB Cricket Committee for submitting their recommendations following an exhaustive and detailed review process.

The unanimous recommendation of the Committee was that it was time for new leadership and a fresh approach. I am happy to accept their strong recommendations,” added the Chairman.

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Speaking further, Mani also thanked Arthur, Azhar Mehmood, Flower and Luden for their hard work and commitment during their tenure. The Chairman wished the four good luck as their journey with PCB comes to an end.

After the announcement former test cricket Azhar Mehmood took to Twitter and thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board for the opportunity.

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“It’s been a tremendous journey with @TheRealPCB . I thank them and wish them all the very best for the future of Pakistan cricket. After having served my tenure of over 2.5 years to Pakistan team & giving it our utmost best I look forward to moving on,” said Mehmood who became bowling coach of the national team in 2016.


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