Mickey Arthur will go to Pakistan next week to start his new job as a consultant.
LAHORE: Najam Sethi, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, said that former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is ready to be officially hired as an adviser for the national team and is planning to visit the country next week.
During a chat with a local cricket website, Sethi told The News that Arthur would be coming to Lahore on April 18 for the Green Shirts’ white ball series against New Zealand.
“Two of the foreign coaches are already in Lahore, and Mickey Arthur will be there on April 18.” He will also be in charge of one or two of the games in the series against New Zealand, he said.
“The main reason he’s coming is to prepare, train, and address his team. He will also talk to Babar Azam and other players about his plans,” he said.
Sethi also said that he would rather hire foreign coaches than past national players or coaches from his own country.
“I still think it’s best for foreign coaches to stay out of politics. Most of the time, they are also more efficient. Pakistan also has good professional coaches, but our society places a lot of value on friendships when making decisions,” he said.
The head of the PCB said that these things shouldn’t be in professional cricket, where players fight at the highest level.
“It’s important to follow business ethics to the letter. So, it’s important to have teachers from other countries,” he said.
Note that the Pakistan cricket team has a new set of trainers for the upcoming series against the Black Caps. Grant Bradburn and Andrew Puttick are the new head coach and batting coach, respectively.