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Mickey Arthur expresses disappointment over PCB not extending his contract

Former Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed disappointment over the fact that the PCB did not renew his contract in 2019.

The South African born feels that he should have been allowed the chance to coach the Men in Green in the Twnety20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in Australia later this year.

While talking in a YouTube video, for Cricket Life Stories, Arthur said that he was disappointed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not renew his contract.

“I definitely felt I had more to give which is why I publically said that I was disappointed when they [PCB] did not renew my contract,” said Arthur.

“I had built a young team and I certainly wanted another 18 months and that would have taken me to the Twenty20 World Cup, which would have been the end of my term with Pakistan.” he added.

During Arthur’s tenure, Pakistan were exceptional in the T20 format after a plethora of good performances.

“We started at number nine in T20 cricket but we got to number one position and won 11 series in a row. I feel I deserved the right to take the team to the T20 World Cup,” Arthur further said.

Mickey Arthur joined Pakistan in May 2016, leading them to a drawn Test series with England that lifted them to the top of the rankings. The greens also famously clinched the Champions Trophy in England in June 2017, raising their stock in limited-overs cricket.

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