Sri Lankan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has resigned from his post after the end of the T20 World Cup 2021. Arthur sent an e-mail to Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) chief Shammi Silva and Sri Lankan Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva informing him of his resignation. He also sent a copy of his mail to Tom Moody, who is the director of Sri Lankan cricket. Arthur has decided to leave Sri Lanka Cricket even before the completion of his three-year term. He will step down after the two-match Test series with the West Indies.
Sad that it is the end of the road with SL after the WI test series! I have loved every minute of coaching this great country! To the players and people of SL a big thank you!
I know SL cricket is in a better place now than when I started!
— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) November 17, 2021
Arthur tweeted, “I am saddened that my journey with Sri Lanka will end here after the Test series against West Indies. I loved every minute of coaching in this wonderful country. Many thanks to the players and public of Sri Lanka. I know Sri Lankan cricket is in much better shape than it is already.
After parting from the Sri Lankan team, Arthur will now take over the role of coach for England’s county club Derbyshire. He took over as the coach of the Sri Lankan team in February 2020. In the T20 World Cup, the team defeated West Indies and Bangladesh and finished fourth.