Pakistan have decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract after the team’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in England.
Arthur, a potential candidate to replace Trevor Bayliss as England head coach at the end of the Ashes, is moving on after Pakistan missed out on a spot in the last four to New Zealand on an inferior run-rate.
Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden have also failed to win contract renewals.
It’s been a tremendous journey with @TheRealPCB . I thank them and wish them all the very best for the future of Pakistan cricket. After having served my tenure of over 2.5 years to Pakistan team & giving it our utmost best I look forward to moving on . #PakistanZindabad
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) August 7, 2019
“The unanimous recommendation of the committee was that it was time for new leadership and a fresh approach,” said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani.
South African Arthur, 51, took charge of Pakistan in 2016 following stints with his home country and Australia.