Mickey Arthur Joins Pakistan Team For World Cup
As the World Cup draws near, Mickey Arthur, Pakistan’s Team Director, has joined the men’s cricket squad in India on Sunday, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This move is part of Pakistan’s efforts to enhance their preparations for the upcoming tournament.
Mickey Arthur, who took on the role of Team Director with the PCB in April of this year, had limited involvement with the squad due to his contractual commitments with Derbyshire. Notably, he was absent from the Pakistani team during their series against Sri Lanka in July and also missed Pakistan’s series against Afghanistan in August. During last month’s Asia Cup, Arthur only joined the team for a single fixture.
In an official statement, the PCB announced, “Team director Mickey Arthur has joined the national men’s side in Hyderabad, India.”
Led by captain Babar Azam, the Pakistan men’s cricket team arrived in India on September 25 to participate in the 50-over World Cup, which is scheduled to start on October 5. Pakistan’s World Cup campaign begins against the Netherlands on October 6, followed by matches against Sri Lanka on October 10 and India on October 14.
After a loss to New Zealand in the opening warm-up fixture on Friday, Pakistan is preparing to face Australia in their second and final World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday, October 3.