Shahryar Khan assured on Sunday that the appointment of Mickey Arthur as the new head coach of Pakistan is not a mistake and will benefit Pakistan cricket.
The decision of hiring Arthur as the head coach is being criticized by some of the ex-cricketers due to different reasons; one of them is that the South African once accused Pakistan cricketers for match-fixing.
The PCB Chairman told Express Tribune, “Look Mickey Arthur has already clarified to us about the statement he made some years ago. So it is a dead issue now.”
Khan quoted that Mickey Arthur was recently involved in a coaching stint with Karachi Kings in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, which will help him in his assignment.
“He coached Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League, so he knows the players well. He should be successful in his assignment,” said the PCB chairman.
Mickey Arthur had an impressive run as a coach with his native country, South Africa from 2005 to 2010. Afterwards, he joined Australia as a coach, but, it didn’t go well for him, Australia lost the test series against India by 4-0. He was sacked by Cricket Australia just two weeks before Ashes 2013 in England.