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PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as Pakistan's head coach

He was recommended by a panel comprising Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza, which was appointed by PCB to help in search of head coach.

May 7, 2016 11:10 IST
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MickeyThe Pakistan Cricket Board on 6 May 2016 appointed Mickey Arthur as head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team.

He succeeded Waqar Younis, who resigned after Pakistan's early exit from the World T20 tournament.

Before this appointment, Arthur coached South Africa from 2005 to 2010, and Australia from 2011 to 2013.

He was recommended by a panel comprising Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Faisal Mirza, which was appointed by PCB to help in search of head coach.

About Mickey Arthur

• He played 110 first-class matches in a South African domestic cricket for 15 years before becoming an international coach.

• When he was their coach, South Africa won their first series win in England in over 40 years in 2008, and their maiden series victory in Australia in 2008-09.

• Australia won 10 of their 19 Tests under him.

• Since then, he coached a number of franchise sides including Jamaica Tallawahs, Dhaka Dynamites and Karachi Kings during the inaugural Pakistan Super League in 2016.

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