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Mickey Arthur seeks two-year extension as Pakistan head coach

It is to note that Pakistan, under coach Mickey Arthur, had a decent outing to England and Wales for the recently concluded World Cup where the Green Brigade failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mickey Arthur has requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to extend his contract by two years.

According to a column published in Cricket Pakistan, Arthur made the request on 2 August during a PCB cricket committee meeting. Besides, he also proposed appointing a Pakistani national as his assistant coach.

The PCB is in discussion with the senior cricketers over Arthur’s request.

Several senior Pakistani cricketers are not happy with Arthur’s performance as they believe the coach failed to bail the team out of difficult situations.

It is to note that Pakistan, under coach Mickey Arthur, had a decent outing to England and Wales for the recently concluded World Cup where the Green Brigade failed to qualify for the semi-finals on the basis of a lower net run rate in comparison to New Zealand, who had points equal to that of Pakistan.

After Pakistan’s exit, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give the head-to-head record a higher priority than net run rate.

“I would have liked the ICC to consider head to head because tonight we would be in the semi-final. It is disappointing, and it just goes back to our first game (a heavy defeat) against the West Indies,” Mickey Arthur said.

“We had an opportunity to beat Australia and we didn’t take that. Those are the two nightmares I’m going to have,” he added.

(With inputs from IANS)