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PCB decide against renewing Mickey Arthur and Inzamam-ul-Haq contracts: reports

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided against renewing the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, which end with the conclusion of World Cup in mid-July.

According to Press Trust of India (PTI), Aamir Sohail is being considered as Inzamam’s successor, having already served as chief selector between 2002 and 2004.

“Aamir’s name is top among the list of short-listed contenders. PCB’s managing director Wasim Khan will make the decision on new appointments for the position of the chief selector and head coach,” a source in the PCB told Press Trust of India (PTI).

Arthur took over the charge of Pakistan side in 2016, replacing Waqar Younis after Pakistan’s early exit from World T20, while Inzamam signed a three-year contract in the same year.

Raza Kitchlew, the PCB media manager, denied such reports when contacted by Cricingif.

PCB dismisses reports of parting ways with Inzamam and Mickey Arthur

The Pakistan Cricket Board has quashed the reports of parting ways with head coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.

In a press release, the PCB said that it will decide the future of head coach and chief selector following the World Cup in England and Wales.

“At a time when the entire country and the Pakistan cricket fans are getting behind the national side, the release and subsequent publication of a factious story, such as this one, seems to be an attempt to derail the Pakistan cricket team’s campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup by creating unnecessary disturbance in camp,” said PCB.

“The PCB has fully backed and supported the chief selector, coach and player support personnel, and will continue to do so at the upcoming tournament.

“The PCB further clarifies that there has been no discussion or decision on the future management of the Pakistan cricket team, which will only be reviewed following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.”