Mickey Arthur, a former Pakistani head coach, has accepted Najam Sethi’s offer and will take over as Pakistan’s coach in the coming days.
The former South African cricketer was contacted by Najam Sethi, the head of the PCB’s 14-member management committee, regarding his position in the new system.
Prior to the seventh session of the Pakistan Super League, Mickey Arthur will reportedly join the squad.
From 2016 until 2019, Arthur served as the national team’s coach. During that time, Pakistan’s squad won the Champions Trophy.
The current PCB management is restructuring the organisation and has fired the selection committee, which was directed by Mohammad Wasim. It has also apparently been decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and bowling coach Shaun Tait.
Babar Azam, the captain, said they are focused on their game as he addressed the media prior to the first Test against New Zealand on Sunday.
When asked if his team was in the right frame of mind to win the series against New Zealand in light of recent events, including the PCB and selection committee changing leadership and the nation losing its last four Test matches in a row, Babar responded, “I think as a professional you are to face such things. The way things are going and in the last few days changes have come “.
“But it’s up to us to deliver and put forth our best effort. Look, we are entirely focused on the ground and how to win a match; these things are off the ground.
The top selector is coming, and we will talk with him before deciding the playing XI, so we haven’t yet finalised the final XI, he said.
When asked if the selectors, who had added three additional players to the squad, consulted him, Babar responded that they had.
“Yes, it was discussed with me, and we debated how to move forward given their unique mindset. I contributed, and we did what we thought was best, he said.