LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Michael Clarke with Mickey Arthur during the Australia Nets Session at The Oval on June 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Talks between the Pakistan Cricket Board and former national coach Mickey Arthur have hit a hurdle due to his other coaching commitments.

During his three years as coach from 2016 to 2019, Arthur had a high level of success leading the country to the number one Test ranking and winning the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Despite those successes, Arthur and the board couldn't agree to a new contract extension thus ending his time in charge after Pakistan's 2019 World Cup campaign.

In a statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board this week, they were viewing the appointment of Arthur to lead the side through the ACC Asia Cup, this year's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, next year's ICC Men's T20 World Cup and the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.

Arthur is currently in charge of English county side Derbyshire with his contract running until 2025.

With this, the board had set up an agreement in which Arthur can act as a consultant to the PCB at the same time as his responsibilities with Derbyshire.

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However, opting for multiple commitments would be too difficult to balance.

According to ESPN Cricinfo in late December, Pakistan's reasons for potentially hiring Arthur for a second stint in charge is due to his familiarity with the players and his working relationship with committee head Najam Sethi who appointed him back in 2016.

Arthur has a long coaching history leading South Africa from 2005 to 2010, Australia from 2010 to 2013, and Sri Lanka from 2020 to 2021.

The Board will continue its search after coach Saqlain Mushtaq declined a contract extension.