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No extension for Arthur as Pakistan seek coaching revamp

No extension for Arthur as Pakistan seek coaching revamp
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - Pakistan Press Conference - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - June 15, 2019 Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur during a press conference Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith -
LEE SMITH(Reuters)
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LAHORE (Reuters) – Pakistan have decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Wednesday, following the team’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the 50-overs World Cup in England.

Arthur, 51, took charge of a mercurial Pakistan side in 2016 following his stints with the national teams of South Africa and Australia and, according to local media reports, was keen on an extension.

The PCB Cricket Committee unanimously recommended that the contracts of bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden are not renewed either.

“…the PCB will now advertise the four available roles and will invite high level applications from interested candidates,” the board said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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