Former Coach Mickey Arthur to Become Consultant Team Director for Pakistan Cricket Board

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Thu, 30/03/2023
Former Coach Mickey Arthur to Become Consultant Team Director for Pakistan Cricket Board
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly set to appoint former head coach Mickey Arthur as the Consultant Team Director and ex-fielding coach Grant Bradburn as the head coach of the men's team. Morne Morkel, a former South African fast bowler, is expected to join as the bowling coach, and Andrew Puttick is set to work as the batting coach.

The team's physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon and strength and conditioning coach Dri�kus Saaiman will continue with their jobs. The six-coaching staff is expected to join the team before the home white-ball series against New Zealand, which includes five T20Is and as many as ODIs, commencing from April 14.

Arthur, who led Pakistan to victory in the Champions Trophy in 2017, will work remotely in a special arrangement with the PCB. He will make a short visit next month to brief his coaching team before the start of the series and will head back to fulfill his full-time commitment with Derbyshire in England, returning before the ODI World Cup in a preparation camp.

Morkel, who currently serves as the bowling coach for Durban's Super Giants in the SA20 League, will miss the New Zealand series, as he has prior commitments as the bowling coach for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL. Puttick, who recently had a stint with the South Africa women's team as batting coach in the T20 World Cup, will join the Pakistan squad next month.

While there are no details about the duration of the contracts for the foreign coaches, the appointment of such an experienced coaching staff is expected to bring significant improvements to the Pakistan cricket team. With their expertise, the team can hope to achieve greater success in the upcoming series and tournaments.