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‘I was disappointed, really disappointed’

CANTERBURY: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur hopes the Australia ball-tampering scandal will prove a "reality check for world cricket" and that the banned trio of Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft get a chance to play county cricket in England. Smith and Warner, the deposed captain and vice-captain, have been given one-year bans by Cricket Australia, while Bancroft has been hit with a nine-month suspension for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that marred the team's recent tour of South Africa. Top-order…

Mickey Arthur tells why he dropped Wahab Riaz for UK tour

Pakistani coach Mickey Arthur has revealed why he did not include the experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz in the 25 probable players who are chosen for a training camp ahead of Pakistan’s Test series against Ireland and England. “He has not won us a game in two years,” Mickey Arthur said in an interview with a cricket website. “I expect players that have been around for a long time to be winning us games and setting standards,” he said. 'Kyun Nikala Mujhe' Coach Mickey Arthur reveals the reason for not selecting…

Ball tampering scandal: Pakistan coach backs Smith to come back stronger

KARACHI: Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur said he expected Steve Smith to recover from the ball-tampering scandal which has left him with a lengthy ban -- but added that he wasn't so sure about co-conspirator David Warner. Arthur, now coach of Pakistan, also told AFP that behaviour had sunk to "abysmal" levels in world cricket and needed rapid improvement, after a series of flare-ups in recent months. Smith and Warner, Australia's captain and vice-captain, were banned for 12 months for a ball-tampering incident in…

Mickey Arthur slams ‘boorish’ Australia cricketers

SYDNEY: Former Australia and current Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on Thursday slammed Australia’s players as “boorish and arrogant” and accused them and governing body Cricket Australia of being unwilling to improve the culture within the game. The South African, the first foreigner to hold the post, was sacked on the eve of the Ashes series in 2013 and replaced by current coach Darren Lehmann. Now coaching Pakistan, he said the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, which saw captain Steve Smith and vice-captain…

Shinwari’s over in Power Play changed tempo of the game, says Karachi coach

LAHORE: Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur believed his team had conceded 20 runs too many to Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator which they lost by 13 runs in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi notched up a solid 170-7 in the match which was reduced to 16-over-a-side with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal smashing a belligerent 27-ball 77 studded with eight sixes and five boundaries. Karachi Kings were behind the eight ball and despite half centuries from Joe Denly and Babar Azam managed 157-2 in their quota of overs.…

Karachi Kings will come back stronger in Wednesday’s game, vows Mickey Arthur

Despite the disappointing loss against the Islamabad United and being unable to reach the final of the Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur vowed that the team will come back much stronger when given another opportunity on Wednesday. “It was really disappointing last night. That was our worst game of the competition. Ronchi played exceptionally well,  but we scrapped hard to get back in the game on the back of a really good competition between Denly and Ingram,” he said while speaking to ARY News.…

Shahid Afridi has made great contribution to Karachi Kings, says Mickey Arthur

Shahid Afridi steals limelight wherever he goes. So when the popular all-rounder switched from Peshawar to Karachi Kings everyone was expecting a big impact from him. Afridi has done that, without even smashing sixes and fours. He has contributed both on and off the field and head coach Mickey Arthur praised him no end. Talking to ARY News, Coach Mickey Arthur told how Afridi has gelled in the Karachi squad, “I can only speak incredibly highly of the contribution that Shahid Afridi is putting in the dressing room. He is…

Working with Karachi Kings triggered my fascination for Pakistan cricket: Arthur

Pakistan and Karachi Kings’ head coach Mickey Arthur revealed that his stint with the Pakistan Super League’s franchise triggered his fascination for Pakistan cricket that eventually helped him accept the coaching job offered by the Pakistan Cricket Board. “I worked with Karachi Kings and that sort of triggered my fascination little bit for Pakistan cricket and then when the job came up, we chatted about it, it was because I had worked with Karachi Kings that I eventually got attracted to it,” Mickey Arthur told ARY News.…

Pakistan may change batting order a bit: Coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan head to Hamilton to play the fourth one day international against New Zealand. The visitors have already lost the five-match series 3-0 and are playing to avoid a whitewash in the series. However, they face a formidable New Zealand side who are aiming to win their 11th consecutive match across all formats for the first time in their history. An exceptional spell of bowling from Trent Boult reduced the visitors to 32-8 and he bowled the last man Rumman Raees to clinch his five-wicket haul, as the hosts…

Umar Akmal banned, fined over spat with Mickey Arthur

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) handed controversial batsman Umar Akmal a three-match ban and a fine of one million rupees ($10,000) on Thursday, for an outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur last month. The 27-year-old, who had an infamous scuffle with a traffic warden which ended with a day in jail in 2014, had a verbal confrontation with Arthur in Lahore. Umar went to the media and alleged Arthur had used foul language against him during a practice session in a training camp in Lahore, an accusation…