Mickey Arthur to continue as coach for WI Test series

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Mickey Arthur


Sri Lanka cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur will oversee the two-Test series against West Indies starting on 21 November at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.

There has been much speculation about Arthur’s future as Sri Lanka’s head coach after English county Derbyshire have shown interest in recruiting him as their new head cricket coach.

Arthur’s two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) ends in the first week of December, but SLC sources said that he and several other members of the support staff whose contracts also end during the same period have been asked to continue till the end of the West Indies Test series. The Test series ends on 3 December.

“We are in the process of evaluating their performances and that would be discussed further with the Technical Advisory Committee before we take a call on it,” stated an SLC source. “We have informed the support staff to continue until the end of the West Indies Test series.”

With regard to the approach made by Derbyshire, SLC sources said that they have only seen media reports about it, but have not heard anything from Arthur. (ST) 



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