PAKISTAN Crcicket Board’s (PCB) newly appointed chief selector, Inzamama-ul-Haq wants Mickey Arthur and Grant Bradburn to keep their respective roles in the Pakistan Cricket team. He has conveyed the message that he is comfortable working with them.
PCB appointed Mickey Arthur as the team’s director in April this year. While, Grant Bradburn came as Head Coach in May.
Inzamam, who is also part of a high-profile Cricket Technical Committee (CTC) constituted by PCB last week, will head a selection committee that also includes Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn and also a Secretary Hasan Cheema, who is dealing with data analysts for the Pakistan team, according to Dawn newspaper.
There were specualtions that Arthur and Bradburn’s role in the committee would be cut short as Inzamam and Misbah might not like the presence of foreign recruits in the selection panel. However, as per reports from a PCB insider Inzamam has convinced PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf and Misbah to not change the panel.
Inzamam-Ul-Haq Wants Arthur, Bradburn To Continue Their Roles
“It was Inzamam who gave positive feedback about Mickey Arthur and even Bradburn and assured the Chairman he will be able to work well with them and they can all do their best to select the best teams for coming events,” the insider said.
“I have worked before as Chief Selector and formed a good understanding with Mickey. With the Asia Cup and World Cup coming up and then a Test tour to Australia it is going to be a challenge in the coming days for us,” Inzamam said.
“It was Inzamam who once he came onto the cricket technical committee said Arthur was capable of delivering and would be with the team for most part of the Asia Cup and then wholly for the World Cup and tour to Australia so the PCB should back him.” The insider said Ashraf had a long discussion with Arthur on the advice of Inzamam and matters have now been settled and there would be no change in the team management.