Arthur is likely to join the national side in the first week of June

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ISLAMABAD: Mickey Arthur, the new head coach of Pakistan, is expected to join the national side in the first week of June.

A PCB official revealed that the South African, who is currently residing in Australia, is likely to join Pakistan’s national side till June 4th or 5th.

Mickey Arthur was appointed by the PCB as the successor of Waqar Younis, who resigned from the post after Pakistan’s disastrous campaign in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the World T20 in India.

There were a number of frontrunners emerged through different sources before the name of Mickey Arthur was finalized by the board.

The shortlisted 21 cricketers are currently attending a skill camp in Lahore, it will be concluded on June 5th and the final squad for the England tour is likely to be announced on June 6th.

Arthur has coached South Africa successfully, however, his time with Australian wasn’t memorable and his tenure ended when Cricket Australia fired him.

The 48-year old South African also has the experience to coach Karachi Kings during the first season of Karachi Kings, but, Karachi didn’t perform well during the league.

Arthur’s appointment by the board received mixed reactions by former cricketers as well as from the fans.

His first task with Pakistan national team is a tough one as the team is scheduled to tour England, Pakistan will play four test matches, five ODIs and a T20 international during the tour.

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