MICKEY ARTHUR

  • Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension 1 week ago

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The former Test batsman took over from South African Mickey Arthur in the wake of last year's calamitous tour...
  • Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach August 23, 2014

    Former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has emerged as the favourite to take over as the West Indies cricket coach following the exit of Ottis Gibson earlier this week. Media reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggested that the South African, who recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs...
  • After sacking, angry Arthur wanted Australia to lose Ashes April 2, 2014

    Sydney: The manner of his sacking as Australia coach still rankles Mickey Arthur but the resentment was so strong when it had happened that he wanted his former wards to lose the Ashes last summer. Though Australia failed to make the semis of the ongoing World T20, they have done reasonably...
  • CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach March 21, 2014

    Kingston: Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The organisers confirmed that the South African, who also coached the Proteas for several years, will replace Englishman Paul Nixon. The Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final...
  • Former Aussie cricket coach Arthur rules out England job February 17, 2014

    Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur Friday ruled out applying for the vacant England job after being appointed head of the Super 15 rugby team Western Force's development programme. The South African, who was ousted just before the start of the Ashes series in England last year with two years left...
  • Ponting says Arthur was wrong for Australia February 13, 2014

    Sydney: Former Test captain Ricky Ponting says Cricket Australia made an error in appointing South Africa's Mickey Arthur as national coach in 2011. In a recorded interview, to be aired on Saturday on Australia's Nine Network, Ponting said Arthur, who was one of the world's most successful and admired coaches at...
  • Happy with Australia's performance: Mickey Arthur December 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Mickey Arthur, who was sacked unceremoniously by Cricket Australia (CA) as the Australia coach earlier this year, has moved on in his life. The South African has tried to keep himself away Australia's Ashes win but he is happy. Earlier this year, with less than three weeks before the first...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test series...
  • Brad Haddin lashes former coach Arthur as 'insecure' November 19, 2013

    Brisbane: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on Tuesday took a swipe at Mickey Arthur, criticising the former Test coach as insecure and saying he set back the Australian team. Haddin said Arthur's successor Darren Lehmann has turned Australia's dressing room and demeanour around ahead of Thursday's first Ashes Test against England at the...
  • Arthur reaches deal with Cricket Australia over sacking July 31, 2013

    Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur has come to a financial settlement with Cricket Australia (CA) following his sacking from the national team last month, the two parties said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The South African was replaced by Darren Lehmann just over two weeks before the Ashes series with...
  • Mickey Arthur confident of 'fair' deal with CA July 24, 2013

    Sydney: Former national coach Mickey Arthur is confident he will reach a "fair and reasonable" settlement with Cricket Australia when conciliation talks on his unfair dismissal claim resume next week. The South African was unceremoniously dumped last month, just weeks before he was due to lead Australia into an Ashes series...
  • Arthur lawsuit no Ashes distraction, says Clarke July 17, 2013

    London: Australia captain Michael Clarke insists his team is confident and united ahead of Thursday's second Ashes Test against England despite the leaking of explosive revelations in a lawsuit by former coach Mickey Arthur. The second Test in the fivematch series at Lord's is spectacularly set up after underdog Australia lost...
  • Team unity no easy task during Ashes, says Cook July 17, 2013

    London: England captain Alastair Cook said team spirit could never be taken for granted as Australia battled to present a united front after accusations of dressing room disharmony made by excoach Mickey Arthur. The South African was sacked just 16 days before the first Test against Ashesholders England at Trent Bridge...
  • Arthur upset at confidential lawsuit being made public July 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Sacked Australia coach Mickey Arthur has been left "extremely upset and disappointed" after his confidential lawsuit against Cricket Australia was leaked to the media leading to a massive controversy. "I am extremely upset and disappointed that confidential documents appear to have been given by others to the media," Arthur said...
  • Arthur's claim sounds like sour grapes: Warne July 16, 2013

    London: Reacting to sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur's explosive claims, legendary spinner Shane Warne on Tuesday said the South African's comments sounded like "sour grapes" and that he should be "grateful" for being given a chance to coach the Aussies. "It sounds like sour grapes to me and it's pretty disappointing,"...
  • Clarke termed Watson a 'cancer' on the team, claims Mickey Arthur July 16, 2013

    In a series of sensational claims that has sent shockwaves through the Australian camp, team's former coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that Michael Clarke termed teammate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the team. Arthur, who was sacked as Australia coach 16 days prior to The Ashes, on Tuesday sued Cricket...
  • Mickey Arthur sues CA over dismissal: report July 16, 2013

    Sydney: Sacked national coach Mickey Arthur is seeking up to $4 million in compensation or his job back from Cricket Australia, claiming he was racially discriminated against, local media reported on Tuesday. South Africanborn Arthur Australia's first foreign head coach was fired last month before the Ashes series after...
  • Warner 'gutted' by any role in Arthur's axing July 16, 2013

    London: Australian batsman David Warner has admitted he is devastated by the idea that his offfield behaviour may have played a part in the sacking of national coach Mickey Arthur. Arthur was sensationally ditched just days out from the first Ashes Test, apparently paying the price for a 40 Test series...
  • Sacked Arthur taking legal action over CA axing July 13, 2013

    Sydney: Sacked coach Mickey Arthur has hired a legal firm and is seeking compensation after Cricket Australia tore up his contract last month, a report said on Saturday. The South African, the first foreignborn coach of the Australian team, was sacked just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series...
  • Double blow for Arthur, loses mother after sacking June 26, 2013

    Melbourne: "Shocked and shattered" at being sacked as coach of the Australian cricket team, Mickey Arthur also suffered a personal blow after his mother passed away following a long battle with cancer. Having been axed on Monday, Arthur was en route to South Africa via Dubai after hearing that his mother,...
  • Arthur absolves players of blame June 25, 2013

    Bristol: Mickey Arthur refused to blame the players after he was sacked as Australia's head coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series in England. The South African, the first foreignborn coach of the Australian team when appointed in November 2011 after guiding South Africa and then Western...
  • Ashes wakeup call sounds for Australia June 25, 2013

    Sydney: The firing of Mickey Arthur was hailed on Tuesday as the wakeup call Australia so badly needed to fight for the Ashes against England. Darren Lehmann was appointed the new coach of the Australia cricket team on Monday ahead of the first Test in Nottingham on July 10 following...
  • Arthur focuses on Malinga as Warner affair agitates June 16, 2013

    London: Underpressure Australia coach Mickey Arthur tried to focus on cricket and the threat posed by Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga as the fallout from the David Warner affair continued on Saturday. Titleholders Australia must beat Sri Lanka at The Oval on Monday to have any chance of qualifying for the semifinals...
  • Fatherhood has made me more compassionate: Shane Watson April 28, 2013

    Jaipur: Shane Watson was a man in turmoil when he left the tour of India last month after being disciplined by the team management but the Australian allrounder says he forgot his troubles as soon as he had his newborn child in his arms. Watson was one of the six Australian...
  • Mickey Arthur doesn't regret suspending undisciplined players March 26, 2013

    Perth: Mickey Arthur has no regrets about his controversial decision to suspend four players for a Test during the tumultuous 40 series loss in India, saying he hopes the new disciplined approach will help Australia regain the No. 1 ranking. Arthur dropped vicecaptain Shane Watson, pace bowlers Mitchell Johnson and James...
  • Arthur's job not in danger after India fiasco March 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Despite Australia suffering a humiliating 04 Test series whitewash against India, coach Mickey Aurthur is unlikely to be sacked as Cricket Australia has backed him to continue at the job, though the board termed the team performance as "unacceptable". CA Chief Executive James Sutherland said the team management, including Arthur...
  • Mickey Arthur defends decision to drop players March 22, 2013

    Australia coach Mickey Arthur has again defended his decision to drop four players for the third test against India for disciplinary reasons. Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja were suspended for failing to respond to a request from management to suggest ways to improve the Australia team. "If...
  • I won't come out of retirement, says Hussey March 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Mike Hussey has ruled out coming out of retirement despite Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur saying that he is open to welcoming back the batsman who was a crucial cog in the team's middle-order till a few months back. Hussey retired in January with 6235 Test runs at an...
  • I don't sit back and let things drift: Mickey Arthur March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Australia coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that he put his "neck on the line" when four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, were axed for not completing a presentation during the ongoing Test series against India. Vice-captain Shane Watson, pacers James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson and batsman Usman Khawaja...
  • Australia coach Mickey Arthur deletes Twitter account March 19, 2013

    Sydney: Beleaguered Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur on Tuesday deleted his Twitter account after being continuously ridiculed in the wake of the team's woeful Test run in India. "Thanks twitter,has been fun but deleting my account now!Thanks to all the genuine supporters out there," said Arthur on Twitter, a day...