Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan Cricket Team are currently going through a very tough time for the last couple of months since the ODI World Cup 2023. Firstly, the resignation of the former skipper Babar Azam followed by Zaka Ashraf’s departure from the position of the PCB chief just a few days back.
Apart from this, the departure of the coaching staff led by the former head coach Mickey Arthur came up as a big blow for the men in green.
Meanwhile, the ex-coach Mickey Arthur has come up with some big revelations while speaking about the culture of Pakistan Cricket.
“When there's security within the environment, Pakistan is very good. When there's that insecurity, players start playing for themselves instead of the team because they're thinking of the next tour and the next contract. That's a dangerous place to be in, and that's kind of where Pakistan cricket is now. And that's very disappointing and sad for me,” said Arthur to ESPN Cricinfo during an exclusive interview.
“There's a massive amount of talent there, there are some world-class players, not just talented players. They're not given the support structure that they need to flourish,” he added later.
"To be brutally honest, I think Pakistan cricket is in a very disappointing place" - Mickey Arthur
Furthermore, Arthur also spoke about him following the Pakistan Cricket very closely. Notably, the Pakistan Cricket Team went through a very dismal run of form in the last two months, as they lost the three-match Test series to Australia by 0-3 followed by a 1-4 defeat in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand.
“I still follow Pakistan cricket and I'll always follow it. But the vigour thirst and passion I have for Pakistan cricket waned a little bit after that. To be brutally honest, I think Pakistan cricket is in a very disappointing place,” he said.
There's been also a lot of debate around the change of captains of the Pakistan Cricket Team across different formats.