Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has received applause from Najam Sethi, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), for his absolutely satisfying performance with the national side.
Sethi further said that the Men in Green are doing pretty well under Arthur and PCB expressed their desire to extend his contract till the 2019 World Cup, but it is all up to the South African great.
Initially, Arthur was roped in as Pakistan’s head coach in May 2016 with a two -year contract, later PCB decided to extend it after his impressive job till the 2019 World Cup. He is yet to make any comment on it and board eagerly awaiting his decision over the top role.
As per reports in Pakpassion.net, the PCB chief said of Arthur’s contract, “I suppose you need to ask Mickey if he wishes to extend his stay with us, as this not something one side can decide. I think Mickey is having a good ride and the entire team is doing well in his tenure. One of the coaches is leaving and I am not sure if we will fill that position or one of the existing coaches will take up that position; we will wait to see what Mickey has to say and what he recommends.”
Sethi also revealed that he has had a talk with Arthur about his contract, saying, “But as far as Mickey's contract is concerned, he told me that Sethi, I am here, and I am taking this team all the way to the World Cup. Then we will cross that bridge when we come to it and I think let's leave it at that for now.”
Sethi signed off by saying, “We are very delighted with Mickey's performance and also the fact that the boys respond well to him. But I must point out that there is also a very good working relationship between the Head Coach, Captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq and the selectors. And let us not forget the selectors as without their support and everybody being on the same page, this team would not have gelled.”