With Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday had decided not to renew the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur. Also, the entire coach staff will not be a part of the Pakistan team. It is likely that former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq will hold the coaching reign for the home team.
Earlier, under the tutelage of Arthur Pakistan had a mixed run at the twelfth edition of the World Cup with Men in Green failing to make it to the semis in the United Kingdom (UK).
Also, the board had decided not to renew the contract of the entire support staff. Azhar Mahmood, who had served as a bowling coach, had also thanked PCB for his stint.
Apart from former Pakistan all-rounder, batting coach Grant Flower and strength and conditioning coach Gran Luden will not be a part of Pakistan’s coaching staff.
Misbah is among top contenders for the chief coach:
With Misbah emerging as one of the top contenders to don coach’s hat, many believe that local coaches will be an advantage for Pakistan’s cricketing set-up.
Earlier, PCB chief Ehsan Mani has maintained that they would like to see a top-brand cricket in the domestic fold. He had further made things clear about the structure of top-flight cricket.
Post infamous 2010 scandal at Lord’s, Misbah had finely led Pakistan as a dynamic leader.
The veteran Misbah had featured in 162 ODIs, 75 Tests and 39 T20Is for Pakistan between 2001 and 2017.
Meanwhile, Arthur is disappointed after PCB had decided to look for the fresh approach.
Besides, the board is set to advertise the applications for vacant posts. Earlier, many started that the veterans of Pakistan cricket would play a pivotal role in guiding the young crop of cricketers.
Mohammad Akram is likely to be a bowling coach:
As per Cricket Pakistan, Mohammad Akram might become Pakistan’s bowling coach.
Earlier, Misbah had served as a part of PCB’s committee alongside Wasim Akram. The duo had suggested that there is a time for a new role.