The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued advertisement for the positions of coaching staff for the national team.

The PCB has requested applications for the position of head coach, batting coach and bowling coach of the national cricket team. Meanwhile, a position of strength and conditioning coach has been introduced in place of the trainer.

The development comes after the board announced that it would not be renewing the contracts of Mickey Arthur and his coaching staff, much to the disappointment of Arthur, who was eyeing to extend his contract for further two years.

As per the advertisement, in order to apply for the head coach position a minimum Level II Cricket Coaching Accreditation or international equivalent is required, with a minimum 3 years of working experience in a similar cricketing role with elite cricketers, national or international teams.

It added that Test/International Cricketers would be preferred, however, first class cricketers having more than 10 years' experience may also apply. Candidates can apply by latest 23rd August 2019.

As per reports, former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and ex-New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is in contention to become the next coach of Pakistan cricket team.

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