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Central Stags appoint Mickey Arthur as T20 coach
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Central Stags appoint Mickey Arthur as T20 coach

Mickey Arthur has been named Central Stags coach for New Zealand's Super Smash T20 competition to be held later this year.

This will be Arthur's first coaching gig since he left his role as Pakistan head coach following the conclusion of the World Cup, where Pakistan finished fifth in the ten-team table.

Arthur will take charge of his duties with the defending champions on December 1 before the tournament commences on December 13.

"I have always admired New Zealand cricket and to work in the system is going to be very exciting," Arthur said following his appointment.

"This is a great opportunity for me and I can't wait to help the Central Stags defend the title, but also, to contribute to an environment of excellence and enhance the skills of the cricketers."

Arthur's three-year stint with Pakistan in 2016 during which he helped them achieve their maiden Champions Trophy title in 2017.

His tenure also saw the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side consolidate their hold over the No. 1 spot in the T20I team rankings.

Arthur previously coached South Africa and Australia and played 110 first-class matches in a domestic career that spanned fourteen years.

"This is a significant day for CD cricket and for the Central Stags," Central Districts Chief Executive, Pete de Wet said.

"Mickey is a world-class coach who most recently oversaw a Pakistan team now ranked No. 1 in the world in T20 cricket. With our talented group of players, we know that Mickey will positively impact our group.

"With an ICC T20 World Cup on the horizon, this is a well-timed investment that we hope will see more Stags representing New Zealand in Australia next year."

#Central Districts