Head coach Saqlain Mushtaq’s term ends in February
PCB chairman Najam Sethi wants foreign coach for the team
New Delhi. The tenure of Pakistan Cricket Team head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and his team is coming to an end in February. In his place, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is busy looking for a new coaching staff. However, the efforts of PCB Chairman Najam Sethi do not seem to be paying off. After the refusal of Mickey Arthur, 2 more stalwarts of the cricket world have refused to become the head coach of Pakistan.
PCB has made up its mind to remove Saqlain Mushtaq from the post of head coach. The team’s bowling coach Shaun Tent has also returned to Australia after the New Zealand series. PCB wants foreign head coach for the team. After Mickey Arthur, he contacted Zimbabwean veteran Andy Flower and Tom Moody of Australia. According to ‘The Don’, both have said no to PCB. He has refused to take this responsibility citing his busy schedule. Andy Flower, who has a special status in coaching, is the coach of many T20 league teams. He coaches Multan Sultans in PSL and Lucknow Super Giants in IPL. At the same time, Tom Moody has been the coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Both the veterans are currently associated with the teams of the International T20 League being played in Dubai.
Arthur agreed to become a consultant
Mickey Arthur has coached the Pakistan team from 2016 to 2019. He is currently associated with Derbyshire. His contract with the English county is till 2025. Arthur does not want to return again in the atmosphere of constant pressure in international cricket. For this reason, he rejected the offer of PCB. Arthur is ready to become a consultant to the Pakistan team instead of the head coach.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 16, 2023, 11:28 IST