Mickey Arthur feels partly betrayed by the manner of his departure as Pakistan coach at the hands of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee.
The panel, including Misbah-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram, concluded following a review that Mickey Arthur should not have his contract renewed after the country failed to reach the knock-out phase of the World Cup.
Misbah has since been appointed as Arthur’s successor as coach and also as chief selector, while legendary seamer Akram has also moved on from his role as part of the group.
Arthur played a part in both men joining the committee which was formed in 2018 and having been dumped by Pakistan he feels let down.
“I guess the only disappointment I have out of the whole lot is that there were some people I really trusted who ultimately didn’t follow through,” Arthur said.
“I’m not talking about the hierarchy, I’m talking about people on the cricket committee that I did trust who sort of said one thing and ultimately did another. So that was the disappointing aspect of it”, he said.
The committee also included PCB chief executive Wasim Khan, senior officials and former players Haroon Rasheed, Zakir Khan, Mudassar Nazar, and former women’s captain Urooj Mumtaz, but it was Misbah and Akram’s names that Arthur had recommended when the committee was being brought together.
Mickey Arthur revealed that after Pakistan failed to make the semifinals of the World Cup, the decision was taken during a five-hour long meeting with the PCB in August.
But it was the manner in which fingers were pointed at Arthur during the session that upset him.