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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will advertise the head coach position this month and Mickey Arthur, who currently holds the role, will have to reapply for it, according to a source.
The source said that the PCB won’t extend Arthur’s contract following Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.
Arthur’s contract ends after the World Cup concludes on Sunday, and there has been a lot of speculation about whether he will be sacked or retained.
With the source saying that Arthur’s tenure has come to an end, it means that other candidates would be able to apply for the job.
“His three-year contract as the national team’s head coach has ended and if he wants to continue his job in the same capacity, he will have to go through the same process under which his appointment was made some three years ago,” the source told APP as quoted by the Business Recorder.
The source added that the head coach role will likely be advertised once PCB chairman Ehsan Mani returns from England.
Mani is expected to return to Pakistan on Thursday.
“He is in England and likely to return on July 18. Most probably the advertisement for the coach’s slot will be given during the ongoing month after he returns,” the source said.
The source also confirmed that Arthur met Mani and PCB managing director Wasim Khan earlier this week and expressed his desire to continue on as head coach.
“However, as far as I know he was not given any surety rather he was told to apply afresh,” the source added.