Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Mickey Arthur to leave Sri Lanka coaching role after WI Tests. Arthur took up the Sri Lanka role in February 2020.
Arthur took up the Sri Lanka role in February 2020.
The forthcoming Test series against West Indies this month will be Mickey Arthur's final assignment as the Head Coach of Sri Lanka. Arthur will now take up the role of Derbyshire's Head of Cricket following the conclusion of the two-Test series.
The 53-year-old took over the Sri Lanka role last year in February with the team going through a rough phase. But they have since shown signs of improvement that reflected in a decent showing in the T20 WC where they won five games and lost three.
Mickey Arthur @Mickeyarthurcr1 Sad that it is the end of the road with SL after the WI test series!I have loved every minute of coaching this great country!To the players and people of SL a big thank you! I know SL cricket is in a better place now than when I started! 08:41 AM • Nov 11, 2021
Arthur, renowned for his coaching stint with South Africa between 2005 and 2010, later coached Australia as well before winning the Champions Trophy with Pakistan in 2017. He will now replace Dave Houghton at Derbyshire, who left after the 2021 season.
“This is the start of an exciting project at Derbyshire, with many young players, and I'm really excited to be a part of that and to bring my vision to the Club,” Arthur said.
“It's a new challenge and one which I'm eager to get stuck into and lead this Club to success. There's a good squad at Derbyshire and I want us to play a positive style of cricket, we won't fear any team and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can achieve for our supporters.”
The first of the two Tests at Galle begins on November 21. The second Test, Arthur's final game with Sri Lanka, is scheduled to begin on November 29 following which he will link up with Derbyshire.
“Mickey is one of the most highly-regarded coaches in world cricket and this is a key appointment for the Club ahead of an important winter period,” Derbyshire Chairman, Ian Morgan said.
“Throughout this recruitment process, Mickey has understood our heritage as a county, but also matched our ambition with a desire to make a positive impact at Derbyshire. We want to move forward from last season. We've got a talented group of players and with a new Head of Cricket bringing a fresh approach, it is an exciting time for our Members and supporters.”