The Pakistan national cricket team, coached by Westville Old Boy, Mickey Arthur, won the ICC Champions Trophy this weekend, comprehensively beating India in the final. This was the first global 50-over title for Pakistan since they won the ICC World Cup in 1992.
Mickey, who matriculated from Westville in 1985, has been the coach of Pakistan since May 2016. He was previously the coach of South Africa (May 2005 to January 2010) and Australia (November 2011 to June 2013).
Mickey has had a distinguished career has both player and coach. He scored a total of 6557 runs playing from Griqualand West, Orange Free State and South Africa ‘A’ before retiring from the game in 2001.
As a coach in 2008, Mickey was the first South African coach to guide the national team to a Test series victory in Australia. During his time as South African coach he took South African to top of both the Test and ODI rankings.
The Westville community congratulates Mickey on his incredible achievement of coaching Pakistan to the title winners of the ICC Champions Trophy, and wishes him well as he prepares the team for the 2019 ICC World Cup.