Mickey Arthur Set to Take Charge as Sri Lanka Head Coach

Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is all set to be appointed as the pinnacle coach of Sri Lanka.

In line with a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has agreed to a two-year contract with Arthur and a proper announcement can be made shortly. The report additionally stated that former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower can be appointed because the batting coach, with David Saker and Shane McDermott becoming a member of as bowling coach and fielding coach respectively.

“They may all be becoming a member of on two-year contracts,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva confirmed.

Flower, nonetheless, is anticipated to work solely with Sri Lanka’s white-ball groups, and won’t journey to Pakistan for the two-match Take a look at sequence later this month.

Arthur, who has additionally served as the pinnacle coach of South Africa and Australia, was final month launched from his short-term T20 contract with New Zealand facet Central Districts. The South African had been appointed in September to teach the Stags solely on this season’s Tremendous Smash T20 marketing campaign beginning December 13, however has requested a launch from his contract which CDCA has granted.

Arthur and Flower had been eliminated as head coach and batting coach of Pakistan following their dismal efficiency on the 2019 World Cup. In Arthur’s place, former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed as the pinnacle coach cum chief selector.

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