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PCB refutes reports of Mickey Arthur’s dressing room rant

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dismissed the reports of ‘angry behaviour’ displayed by head coach Mickey Arthur towards senior players of the cricket team.

The official statement was shared in a press release, which stated:

The Pakistan team management led by Manager Talat Ali strongly refutes the baseless allegations levelled against Head Coach Mickey Arthur on his supposed ‘angry behaviour’ at the end of Day Two of the ongoing Test match against South Africa in Centurion.

As per the norm, Mickey held a debriefing meeting at the end of the day’s play which was held in a cordial atmosphere with inputs from team members and management as is the usual practice.

Any speculation about coach’s angry behaviour towards the players is grossly exaggerated.
The head coach, team management, captain and all team members are totally united with a singular aim of producing positive results.

The team manager and rest of the management hopes that media would refrain from speculating on the matter.

Earlier, media reports stated that Arthur had a heated argument with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, and top order batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq. According to the media reports the head coach criticised the senior batsman while throwing objects in the dressing room.

PCB’s denial comes amid Pakistan batting line collapse against South Africa. But the social media feed has been trending with the Mickey Arthur’s dressing room rant.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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