Mickey Arthur and two other coaches sacked after PCB failed to find NCA ‘clause’ in contract

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Mickey Arthur and two other coaches sacked after PCB failed to find NCA 'clause' in contract

The three who were part of the Pakistan team management during the Asian Cup and World Cup decided to take a vacation after returning to Lahore from India and being informed that their services were no longer needed with the national team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to part ways amicably with its foreign coaches Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn and Andrew Puttick after the senior team’s poor run of late, including a forgettable World Cup campaign. A senior board official said on Tuesday that PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf and chief operating officer Salman Naseer would negotiate a final deal with the trio.

The three who were part of the Pakistan team management during the Asian Cup and World Cup decided to take a vacation after returning to Lahore from India and being informed that their services were no longer needed with the national team.

The three were told that the PCB had instead decided that they would work at the National Cricket Academy as it appointed Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan team manager and new set of coaches.

But the board apparently found that there was no clause in the contracts of the three that gave them the right to force the trio to work for the NCA permanently as they had signed to work with the Pakistan team.

“After some consultation, with Mickey already in Derbyshire and Puttick and Bradburn having found new assignments, it was decided to end the matter amicably and release them from their contracts,” the official said.

He admitted that the board would pay a few months’ salary as compensation to the trio.

He also confirmed that Puttick, the batting coach, had informed the PCB about his new assignment with Afghanistan before accepting the contract.

Similarly, Bradburn has also informed the PCB that English county Glamorgan wants him to work as their head coach.

The Pakistan team was whitewashed 3-0 in Australia despite having a new manager and coaches.

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Arthur, Puttick and Bradburn were appointed by the PCB during the tenure of the last cricket management committee chairman Najam Sethi in April-May last year.

Mohammad Rizwan named Pakistan T20I vice-captain   PCB

He takes over from Shadab Khan and will work closely with Shaheen Shah Afridi, who has been named full-time T20I captain.
The Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] has named Mohammad Rizwan as vice-captain of the T20I team ahead of the team’s five-match series against New Zealand. The wicketkeeper-batsman replaces Shadab Khan in charge, who is on the road to recovery following an ankle injury, which ruled him out of the tour of New Zealand.

Rizwan’s appointment is the latest in a series of changes that have come to Pakistan’s leadership group and board structure after Babar Azam stepped down as captain of all formats of the game following the ODI World Cup. 2023. Pakistan finished fifth in the table with only four wins in nine matches and failed to qualify for the round of 16. Rizwan, 31, will work as a deputy to Shaheen Shah Afridi, who was named captain of the T20I team.

Rizwan has previous leadership experience, both on the national and international fronts. He led Pakistan in two Tests against New Zealand in late 2020 and early 2021 after a broken right thumb ruled Babar out. In the PSL, Rizwan has captained Multan Sultans since 2021. Under his leadership, Sultans won the title in 2021 and qualified for the finals in 2022 and 2023. In total, he led in 64 of the 238 T20s he played. he has been part of.

“It is an honor to be named vice-captain of the Pakistan Men’s T20I team. I thank the PCB for entrusting me with this responsibility. I look forward to working closely with the captain, the coaching staff and my teammates to contribute to the team’s success,” Rizwan said.

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Rizwan has a stellar T20I record in which he scored 2797 runs in 73 innings at an average of 49.07 with 25 half-centuries and one century. However, his strike rate of 127.30 has come under fire in recent years. He also made 41 receptions and took 11 hits.

Pakistan are coming off a deflating 3-0 loss in the Test series against Australia and will hope that a change in format brings about a change of fortunes. They are scheduled to play five T20Is in New Zealand, the first of which will begin on January 12 in Auckland. They will then travel to Hamilton for the second T20I, followed by Dunedin before heading to Christchurch for the final two games.

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