PCB extends Micky Arthur contract

PCB extends Micky Arthur contract

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend men's cricket team coach Mickey Arthur's contract till World Cup 2019, a top PCB official said.

PCB is reportedly satisfied with Arthur's performance, saying a young side under him recently won the Champions Trophy for the first time ever for Pakistan. 

He had initially been contracted in 2016 to serve for up to two years.

Sources said Arthur wants the contracts of the rest of coaching staff to be extended as well so that the team can prepare for the World Cup under the same combination.

Batting coach Grant Flower has been with the side since 2014 while bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and fielding coach Steve Rixon were appointed soon after Arthur's appointment.