Arthur hopes not to get sacked as coach of Pakistan team

ISLAMABAD: Mickey Arthur hopes he can at least see out his two-year contract as coach of Pakistan.

He resigned as South Africa coach after five years in 2010, and was sacked as Australia coach in 2013, three weeks before the Ashes.

Arthur says he had “two very good years and that ended in tears” in Australia because of an uneasy relationship with the players.

However, Arthur believes his new assignment with Pakistan will “get things going in the right direction (and) it won’t happen again.”

Arthur arrived in Lahore on Wednesday and had a meeting with the officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Pakistan is to leave for England on June 18 for a tour including four tests, five one-day internationals, and a Twenty20.

Pakistan cricket team head coach, Mickey Arthur who arrived here on Wednesday night called on Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar M Khan at Gadaffi stadium.

During the meeting the newly appointed coach gave his professional

opinion to lift teams performance ,besides discussing ways and means to enhance teams performance during the tour of England.

“He also discussed with the Chairman PCB his plan for the betterment of

Pakistan cricket and the Chairman highlighted the priorities  of the PCB in this regard “, said a spokesman of PCB . The head coach also met with the other officials of the Board .

Mickey also met with the coaching staff of the team, batting coach

Grant Flower and fielding coach Grand Luden , and discussed with them the training of the team for the tour of England and got their output on various aspects relating to the preparation of the team.

“The head coach has a busy day as he also met with the coaching staff

of the national cricket academy and got their professional opinion on various matters relating to training of the players in NCA “,he said adding “He also inspected the training facilities available for players at the NCA”.-AP