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PCB approaches Arthur for coaching Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board has approached former South African coach Mickey Arthur for taking up a full-time coaching job with the national team.

cricket Updated: Feb 21, 2010 22:45 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board has approached former South African coach Mickey Arthur for taking up a full-time coaching job with the national team.

Sources in the board said that Arthur has been contacted by the PCB but so far he has not responded.

Arthur recently stepped down as national coach after having selection issues with the South African Cricket Board and selectors. In his tenure, South Africa climbed up the rankings which raised his profile as an international coach.

"Arthur's name was suggested by former Australian captain Greg Chappell who was initially approached with an offer but he turned it down politely because of his commitments with cricket Australia and its academy," one source told PTI.

"Chappell is a good friend of Wasim Bari, the chief operating officer of the board and he had made some suggestions regarding best candidates to coach Pakistan team," one source said.

Another source said that Pakistan was keen to reach an agreement with Arthur before the T20 World Cup.

"Pakistan has some testing assignments coming up like the T20 World Cup, full tour to England, series against South Africa and New Zealand and then the 2011 World Cup over the next 12 months," the source said.