Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have appointed their former Head Coach of the side, Mickey Arthur, as the Director of the Pakistan Men’s cricket team.
The primary role of the South African will be to formulate and implement strategies for the upcoming assignments across all formats along with fine-tuning their skills ahead of the ODI World Cup set to commence later this year in India.
The 54-year-old was at the helm of affairs as the Head Coach between 2016 and 2019 and is delighted to be back with the squad in what promises to be a crucial year with the Asia Cup and the World Cup.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the Pakistan cricket team and look forward to working with the group. Since moving on, I have kept track of the players and their collective performances," Arthur said in a press release.
"This is a talented bunch with the potential to be number one across all formats, and my endeavour is to put in place strategies and create an environment that can contribute to further enhancing their performances so that we can extract the best out of them."
Since leaving his role with Pakistan, Arthur was in charge of the Sri Lankan Men's side before accepting the position of Head Coach at Derbyshire. The former cricketer has a wealth of experience coaching international teams, and Najam Sethi, Chairman of the PCB is pleased with this appointment.
“I am pleased that Mickey has formally rejoined the Pakistan men’s cricket team with an enhanced role in which he will be responsible for formulating and implementing strategies for the upcoming assignments across all formats," Sethi said.
"Having lived and worked in Pakistan during his previous tenure, Mickey knows the current players, the structure and the system at the back of his hand. I am sure he will incorporate learnings from the previous tenure so that he can have an even more successful second term," he concluded.