Since Najam Sethi assumed leadership of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the sport in Pakistan has seen a number of transitions that have led to new developments.
In addition to the removal of a number of high-ranking officials from the previous administration, Shahid Afridi has been appointed to head up the new selection committee for the team.
In addition, the PCB was interested in employing Mickey Arthur, a well-known coach, to direct the national team. According to the sources, Arthur will not be going since he has previous experience with the untrustworthy climate in Pakistan cricket, which is the reason why he has decided not to come.
Pakistan is making remarkable strides. Wasim Akram has finally spoken out about the controversy surrounding the refusal of international coaches to visit Pakistan.
“Had you asked me, I would have informed you that there will be no international coaches because everyone is scared that the contract will also be terminated if the board is changed.
According to Cricket Pakistan, Akram was cited as suggesting that if you are unable to secure the services of a foreign coach, you should seek out the assistance of a Pakistani coach.
Arthur reportedly had some reservations about travelling to Pakistan, as reported by the PTI news agency.
“The truth is when the PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi opened talks with him and told him to rejoin as the head coach, Arthur said while he would very much like to work in Pakistan cricket again but he had not had pleasant experiences in the past with the board,” a source told PTI. “The truth is when the PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi opened talks with him and told him to rejoin as the head coach,” Arthur said “while he would very much like to work in Pakistan cricket
“Arthur revealed to Sethi that the PCB management, which will be managed by Ehsan Mani during the World Cup in 2019, had given him the assurance that his contract would be extended. However, his contract was not honoured because Pakistan was eliminated before reaching the semifinals despite winning their previous four matches in a row.
“Secondly Arthur also had apprehensions that even if he ended his long term contract with Derbyshire with mutual agreement and decided to come to Pakistan, there was no guarantee his contract would be honoured given the environment in Pakistan cricket,” the author writes. “Arthur’s concerns stemmed from the fact that there is no guarantee that his contract will be honoured in Pakistan.”
However, according to the source, Arthur disclosed to Sethi that he would be open to serving as a consultant for the Pakistan board and would also frequently travel throughout the nation.
“However, in the end, this consultancy arrangement did not work out to the PCB’s liking, which resulted in talks breaking down, and Mickey would no longer be connected with Pakistan cricket.”
Arthur was hired as the head coach in the year 2016 when Sethi was still serving on the board. He remained in that role until the year 2019, when the management led by Ehsan Mani decided not to extend his contract.