PCB to appoint Mickey Arthur as team director

Former coach Mickey Arthur will soon join as Pakistan’s team director, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The team’s head coach won’t be present, according to media reports citing a source. Instead, PCB is seeking to engage assistant coaches to support Arthur in all three areas of the game, including batting, bowling, and fielding.

Grant Bradburn, a former New Zealand cricketer, is most likely to become the Pakistan team’s assistant coach. Between 2018 and 2020, he was the men’s team’s fielding coach for Pakistan.

Arthur will continue to work there despite taking on the role of team director. As a result, he won’t be there for any international series that happen to fall within the English county season.

Two Test matches will be played in Sri Lanka in July, and in September, Pakistan will compete in the Asia Cup. Arthur is anticipated to be unavailable for these tasks but will travel with the team for the Australian tour later this year and the 2023 World Cup in India.

Arthur is most likely to go to Lahore in April, where he will join the squad for Pakistan’s limited-overs match against New Zealand.