Mickey Arthur named Sri Lanka’s new Head Coach

2019-11-15 at 15:00

Sri Lanka Cricket says former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new Head Coach for a period of two years.

SLC President Shammi Silva when contacted by NewsRadio confirmed that Arthur will officialy take over on the 4th of December.

51-year-old Arthur, who has coached South Africa and Australia in the past, left his role as Pakistan’s head coach following the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, where Pakistan failed to make it to the semi-final.

During his tenure with South Africa from 2005 to 2010, Arthur helped the Proteas achieve the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, saw them beat England in a series for the first time in four decades, and register their maiden series victory in Australia in 2008-09.

Mickey Arthur also helped Pakistan to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title and also oversaw the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side retain the top spot in the T20I rankings.

Sri Lanka has been struggling despite Chandika Hathurusingha being brought in from Bangladesh.

They parted ways with Hathurusingha several months ago.