June 26, 2013, 8:37 am
Mickey Arthur was sacked as Australia's national cricket coach on Monday. Arthur came from South Africa where he improved discipline dramatically that led to South Africa doing much better in international cricket. He set high standards and told them that they should be the best in the world. This worked very well, largely because it was true. He gave players more self-confidence, and helped to stop the self doubt. They still choke occasionally and still have that psychological torment, but Arthur did a lot to help to get them out of that mindset. The players spoke highly of him. Unfortunately for him, the administrators did not. Arthur said that the reason that he quit as South African coach was because he disagreed with Cricket South Africa's ideas of how to run the team.