Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment

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Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment.

Former Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur will take over as the head coach for Sri Lanka, *ESPN Cricinfo* link reported on Tuesday.

According to *ESPN Cricinfo*, Arthur has agreed to a two-year contract with Sri Lanka, adding that a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Grant Flower, David Sacker and Shane McDermott will be joining Arthur's backroom staff as batting coach, bowling coach and fielding coach, respectively.

"They will all be joining on two-year contracts," Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) CEO Ashley De Silva confirmed to the website.

The move is meant to completely overhaul the Sri Lankan cricket team's coaching set up, reported *ESPN Cricinfo*.

In August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had decided link against renewing Arthur's contract as head coach. Following this, he had been released from his short-term Twenty20 contract with the New Zealand side Central Districts to pursue another job.

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