According to sources, Muhammad Yousuf, a former Pakistan cricketer, is expected to be named the national men’s team’s interim head coach for the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan.
The choice will probably be made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which was unable to come to terms with Mickey Arthur regarding the position of head coach.
The former head coach of the national team, Arthur, had been in contact with the Pakistan Cricket Board, which had already made that information public. Before to the ACC Asia Cup, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, these conversations had taken place.
PCB has also discussed a suggestion to have Arthur work as a consultant to the team on a time-sharing basis due to his extended contract with Derbyshire.
It should be noted that before their contracts expired in February 2023, the New Zealand series was the head coach Saqlain Mushtaq’s and bowling coach Shaun Tait’s last assignment.
Under the Ramiz Raja-led administration, Yousuf’s hiring—who had previously worked as the team’s batting coach—had previously been decided on a series-by-series basis.
He is employed full-time as the batting coach at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore.