Former cricketer Mickey Arthur is all set to take over as Sri Lanka’s head coach.
As being reported, Sri Lanka Cricket Board has agreed on a two-year contract with Arthur, former South Africa, Australia and Pakistan coach. A formal announcement is likely to be made shortly.
Furthermore, Grant Flower will be joining in as batting coach, David Saker as bowling coach, and Shane McDermott as fielding coach.
The move is meant to completely overhaul the Sri Lankan cricket team’s coaching set-up, reports suggest.
“They will all be joining on two-year contracts,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva has confirmed.
ESPNcricinfo reports that Flower will only work with Sri Lanka’s white-ball teams, and will not travel to Pakistan for the two-match Test series later this month.
Arthur will become the 11th head coach of the Sri Lanka men’s team in the last eight years, and his first challenge will be a return to Pakistan where he had been head coach from 2016 until the end of this year’s ODI World Cup in July.
The interim head coach Rumesh Ratnayake will also be on tour to help with the transition.
Earlier this year, Pakistan removed Arthur as head coach, following a string of poor results,