Mickey Arthur has arrived in Islamabad after being named the consultant director of the Pakistan National Cricket Team for their One-Day International and Twenty20 series against New Zealand.
The New Zealand national cricket team is in Pakistan for a limited-overs series, as mentioned above. In particular, a 10-game ODI and 10-game T20I series.
The last two Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Rawalpindi, where Arthur will join the team. He is currently under contract as the head coach of Derbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) in the English County tournament.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has announced the appointment of Mickey Arthur, who served as the team’s head coach from 2016 to 2019, to the position of consultant director.
Mickey Arthur will be in Lahore on April 18, and two other international coaches have already arrived. Sethi had told the press that “he will also take charge in one or two matches” of the series against the Kiwis.
The coach will spend three days in Pakistan beginning on April 20 before returning to the United Kingdom to continue his duties with Derbyshire.
Nakam Sethi explains why Mickey Arthur went to Pakistan.
The Pakistan National Cricket Team has brought on Mickey Arthur as a remote coach. After his three-day in-person meeting with the team, he will continue working from home.
The primary goal of his trip is to brief and train his crew. Babar Azam and the other players would be included in his planning,” he stated.
For their current series against New Zealand, the Pakistan National Team has appointed Mickey Arthur and Morne Morkel as advisers.
The Men in Green still lead the series 2-1 despite losing the third T20I by four runs. On Thursday, April 20, they’ll try to end the series with a victory and finish off the sweep.
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