New Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket Team is Mickey Arthur [ Current Affairs ]


Mickey Arthur a former South African cricketer has been selected as cricket team’s head coach as announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He fills the role emptied by Waqar Younis’ resignation in April 2016 following Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup With this appointment with this appointment.

Image of Mickey Arthur

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Mickey Arthur New head coach of Pakistan cricket team

  • As an assignment of international coaching this is Arthur’s third assignment.
  • Previously from 2005 to 2010 he coached South Africa and from 2011 to 2013Australia.
  • South Africa had won first series in England in over 40 years in 2008 and their maiden series victory in Australia in 2008 - 09 and become leading team the No. 1 ranking in Tests under his coaching.
  • Australia won 10 of their 19 Tests but the team had an uneasy relationship with him.
  • And less than three weeks before the 2013 Ashes series in England he was discharged from the role.
  • Arthur in his cricket career lifelong a decade and a half had played 110 first-class matches in a South Africa domestic cricket.

About Mickey Arthur:

  • John Michael “Mickey” Arthur was born on 17th May 1968 at Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
  • He had played for South African domestic cricket from 1986 to 2001.
  • Arthur has scored 6557 runs playing for Orange Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa A before retiring in 2001.

- Published on: May 9, 2016