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Pakistan Cricket Board Ends Association with Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur & Co

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PCB will not be renewing contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur bowling coach Azhar Mahmood batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden

In 2016, Arthur was appointed as head coach of the Pakistan team following the exit of Waqar Younis, who stepped down from the position after a below-par performance from the team in the 2016 edition of the World T20.

The major overhaul was recommended by the PCB's cricket committee which met in Lahore last Friday and approved by board chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday.

Pakistan's head coach looked equally clueless when his charges finished their otherwise disappointing campaign on a high following four wins on the trot. "We wish them every success in their future endeavours".

However, Mickey Arthur wasn't happy with the fact and shared he was "disappointed and hurt".

Former captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were left out of the list of players awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board Thursday.

'The unanimous recommendation of the committee was that it was time for new leadership and a fresh approach.

Reports say Arthur is on the shortlist of names for the next England coach after Trevor Bayliss departs following the ongoing Ashes Test series.

The decision comes following a review process undertaken in the aftermath of the World Cup, where Pakistan failed to reach the semifinals.

Mickey Arthur has put his faith on the youngsters in the Pakistan team. That didn't last long, though, as Pakistan endured a disappointing run in the format after that, losing nine of the following 11 matches they played, including a 2-0 loss at home to Sri Lanka.

Under him, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017 and also became the number one ranked T20I team.

"There is unfinished business in Pakistan", he told "The News" in London. He was keen to continue, and ESPNcricinfo understands that he asked for two more years at the job. The players' performances and prospects were taken into consideration under the new system, which sees a significant increase - in the range of 25-40% - in the financial value of the annual contracts. However, the Black Caps qualified as the fourth team for the semi-finals due to a better net run-rate.

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