Mickey Arthur pictured during the recent Cricket World Cup. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

LAHORE – Pakistan have decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur's contract, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Wednesday, following the team's failure to reach the semi-finals of the 50-overs World Cup in England.

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced it will be immediately undertaking a robust recruitment process after it decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden.

Arthur, 51, took charge of a mercurial Pakistan side in 2016 following his stints with the national teams of South Africa and Australia and, according to local media reports, was keen on an extension.

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The PCB Cricket Committee unanimously recommended that the contracts of bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden are not renewed either.

"...the PCB will now advertise the four available roles and will invite high level applications from interested candidates," the board said in a statement. 

Reuters