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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed that he is highly impressed with all the success the national team have had under head coach Mickey Arthur.
Not only did Pakistan win their first-ever Champions Trophy last year, but they are also the top-ranked Twenty20 side in the world.
Pakistan are also being heralded as a potential frontrunner to win the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
Arthur’s contract with expire after the tournament, but when asked if the head coach plans to extend his stay with the Pakistan team, Sethi pointed out that it is up to the 50-year-old to decide.
“I suppose you need to ask Mickey if he wishes to extend his stay with us, as this not something one side can decide,” Sethi told PakPassion. “I think Mickey is having a good ride and the entire team is doing well in his tenure. One of the coaches is leaving and I am not sure if we will fill that position or one of the existing coaches will take up that position; we will wait to see what Mickey has to say and what he recommends.
“But as far as Mickey’s contract is concerned, he told me that Mr. Sethi, I am here, and I am taking this team all the way to the World Cup. Then we will cross that bridge when we come to it and I think let’s leave it at that for now.
“We are very delighted with Mickey’s performance and also the fact that the boys respond well to him. But I must point out that there is also a very good working relationship between the Head Coach, Captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq and the selectors. And let us not forget the selectors as without their support and everybody being on the same page, this team would not have gelled.”