Mikey Arthur’s name is under consideration for the new England coach
The head coach of the Pakistan Cricket team Mikey Arthur is one of the few people to be named England coach.
- According to BBC correspondent Stephen Schmidt in the UK, current England coach Trevor Bells will step down after the Ashes series against Australia.
In this regard,England Cricket Director Ashley Giles said Monday that he had informally talked to various candidates.Mikey Arthur, a South African who has previously coached his country and Australia, is in talks to coach England.
Mikey Arthur is said to have expressed his desire for the position in July.
He has had numerous victories as a coach on tours abroad in the UK. He was the coach of South Africa when his team won the England Test series in 2008. Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017 under the coaching of Mikey Arthur.
It is reported that after the departure of coach Trevor Bells, England will select a coach for all three formats.
In addition to Mikey Arthur, South Africa coach Oats Gibson and former India coach Gary Kirsten are under consideration for the post.
Otis Gibson, who hails from the West Indies, has been England’s bowling coach twice and has been with the South African team since the end of 2017.
While Gary Kirsten, whose coaching India won the World Cup in 2011, is currently affiliated with the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Coaching of international teams is no longer a priority for most big names and they have been associated with a franchise for a short time in the T20 league.
That is why England has only a few names that can be considered.
Mikey Arthur has been the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team since May 2016, and his contract is up to August 2019. In their coaching, Pakistan could not reach the semi-finals at the World Cup this year.
It is to be remembered that on Friday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) MD Waseem Khan chaired the cricket committee in which coach Mike Arthur, former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and captain Sarfraz Ahmed appeared.
According to the PCB press release, during this meeting Pakistan team discussed the performance of the World Cup and the audience presented their recommendations.