Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected contract extension of cricket coach Mickey Arthur, say sources

Pakistan failed to qualify for the semis of the recent World Cup 2019, finishing fifth overall. However, their lack of fitness levels was an area of concern, as was their decision-making skills
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected contract extension of cricket coach Mickey Arthur says sourcesPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected contract extension of cricket coach Mickey Arthur says sources
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Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, who was in charge of the cricket team during the recent World Cup 2019, had been assured by influential members in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that his contract would be extended for another two years, but it has been revealed that it was Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who rejected his extension. 

"Arthur was very confident after these assurances that is why he came down to Lahore and spent quite a few days in anticipation of an extension but he was also disappointed and shocked when the PCB announced they were not retaining him or the support staff," the source said.

According to sources, PCB chief Ehsan Mani spoke to Imran Khan, who is the patron-in-chief of the PCB and the latter made it clear that a new management should come on board. 

The South African Arthur was shocked as well when media reports suggested that he would not be coaching Pakistan further, and expressed his views in an emotional post. 

Pakistan pitched in with a disappointing show in the World Cup 2019, where they failed to reach the top-four. They were criticized for their decisions and for their lack of fitness levels as well throughout the tournament that was held in England.

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