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Mickey Arthur to step down as Sri Lanka’s head coach after West Indies Series

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 17th November, 2021 07:55:25 PM
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Mickey Arthur has decided to step down as Sri Lanka‘s head coach at the conclusion of the upcoming home Test series against the West Indies.

According to a report in Dailymirror.lk, Mickey Arthur has sent his resignation on Tuesday. He has written an e-mail to Shammi Silva (SLC chief), Ashely de Silva (CEO) and Mohan de silva (secretary), stating that this decision is “against my preferred option”, but will stand on it.

In the e-mail which was also sent to Tom Moody, Sri Lanka’s director of cricket, Mickey Arthur revealed that he will be joining Derbyshire.

 “I just wanted to inform you that with regret and against my preferred option I have signed a 3-year contract as Director of Cricket with Derbyshire County Cricket Club to commence after my last assignment being the Test series against West Indies,” Mickey Arthur wrote in the letter.

“I know that Sri Lanka is a far better place than when I arrived and have helped groom some very good talent as well as developing a team and brand that can give SLC some sustainable success in the future,” he added.