Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment

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Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment

WELLINGTON – Former Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur gets a new assignment with the Sri Lankan cricket board.

Former South Africa, Australia and Pakistan cricketer Mickey Arthur has been released from his short-term Twenty20 contract with New Zealand side Central Districts to pursue another job, the first class side said on Thursday.

Specialist cricket website ESPN Cricinfo said this month that Sri Lanka Cricket were in talks with Arthur to take over the national side. Arthur was to lead Central Districts in New Zealand’s domestic Twenty20 competition, which starts on December 13.

Aldin Smith, who is in charge of CD for first class and one-day matches on an interim basis this season, will also take on T20 responsibilities.

“Mickey is a great cricket coach, and a top guy, and I wish him well in his next assignment,” CD chief executive Pete de Wet said in a statement on Thursday.

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