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Mickey Arthur Will Decide on Pakistan’s Future Later This Month, and Shahid Afridi May Remain Chief Selector: Report

After the home series against New Zealand, Shahid Afridi may continue as chief selector. Mickey Arthur is expected to decide later this month whether to return as Pakistan’s head coach.

After the home series against New Zealand, Shahid Afridi may continue as chief selector. Mickey Arthur is expected to decide later this month whether to return as Pakistan’s head coach.

“The interim chief selector, Afridi, who had initially accepted only the responsibility for the ongoing series against New Zealand, is now having second thoughts.”

According to reliable sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). According to a source, Shahid has spoken with PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who initially persuaded him to serve as interim chief selector.

Now that Pakistan has two key events this year. The 50-over Asia Cup and the World Cup in India — discussions have been held. About the likelihood of the former captain continuing in the position.

Sethi is pleased with how Afridi and his fellow selectors, Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikhar, and Haroon Rasheed. Selected players for the two Test matches and the ODI series against New Zealand, according to the source.

The insider states that there is a “strong likelihood” that Shahid will be persuaded to proceed and plan his day so he can devote time to his foundation work.

According to a different source, Sethi is awaiting a response from Arthur. Who has been requested to return as the Pakistan team’s head coach?

The source claims that Arthur has a long-term deal with Derbyshire county. Has requested some time to think over his options and position and has promised to get back to them later this month with a solid response.

From 2016 to 2019, Arthur was Pakistan’s head coach. When Sethi resigned and the board was taken over by Ehsan Mani’s new management following the 2019 World Cup, he was let go from his contract.

According to the source, Arthur had also expressed an interest in coaching a comeback to international cricket.

After New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan concludes on January 14. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) won’t have any international commitments until April after the Pakistan Super League ends in March.

“In April and May, Pakistan will host New Zealand for five one-day internationals and five Twenty20 internationals.

Before the Asia Cup and World Cup. They will play a two-Test series against Sri Lanka and an ODI series against Afghanistan.” Therefore, the PCB has time to set up the team’s new management and a long-term selection committee following the PSL.”

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