After two years of being head coach for Sri Lanka, Mickey Arthur will be stepping down to join Derbyshire as director of cricket.
The 53 year old has coached Australia, Pakistan and South Africa and is considered as one of the most respected coaches in the industry. He is set to begin his new job role after finishing Sri Lanka’s test series with West Indies in Galle. Derbyshire were unable to win any games at the 10-match County Championship in the last season and have asked Mickey to step in.
Derbyshire chairman said,
“Mickey is one of the most highly regarded coaches in world cricket. This is a key appointment for the club. Throughout the recruitment process, Mickey has understood our heritage as a county, but also matched our ambition with a desire to make appositive impact at Derbyshire. We want to move forward from last season.”
Derbyshire will be playing next season in Division Two of the County Championship with Mickey on board. He said,
“This is the start of an exciting project at Derbyshire, with many young players. I’m really excited to be a part of that and to bring my vision to the club.”