Mike Hesson becomes the front runner for Pakistan’s head coach role


Former New Zealand’s coach, Mike Hesson has become a strong candidate to replace Mickey Arthur as Pakistan cricket team’s head coach, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Hesson had a successful six-year run from July 2012 to June 2018 as the coach for New Zealand, where the Blackcaps reached World cup 2015 final, played semi-final of World T20 2016, defeated England in a home series in 2018 and got the third rank in ICC Test ranking.

The former Kiwi coach was associated with the Indian Premier League’s franchise, Kings XI Punjab and he resigned from the post on Wednesday night, which indicates that he is looking for new challenges.

However, it is not only the Pakistan Cricket Board who has contacted him for the head coach role. He is also a strong candidate to take up India’s or Bangladesh’s coaching role.

The PCB had decided not to renew contracts of the current coaching staff, comprising of Mickey Arthur as the head coach, bowling coach Azhar Mehmood, batting coach Grant Flower and the trainer Grant Luden.

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