The 5 highest paid cricket coaches in the world
The role of a coach in cricket might not be as significant as it is in football, but it still does bring with it a lot of responsibilities and pressures. The main responsibility of a coach in the game is to successfully manage his players and bring out the best in each one of them. In such cases, a good relationship with the captain is extremely important, as he is in charge of the team. The coach helps the captain devise different strategies for different teams and players and also points out minor technical tweaks that might be required.
When compared to what professional cricketers or even coaches of other sports like football receive, the salary of a cricket coach is incomparable. The situation is slightly better for the coaches of the South Asian countries. So, who exactly are the highest paid cricket coaches in the world today?
Let us have a look at the 5 highest paid cricketing coaches.
Disclaimer : All the figures have been taken from a report by 'Cricket Monthly', a digital magazine from ESPNcricinfo.
#5 Micky Arthur (Pakistan) - $220,000
Micky Arthur had a modest cricketing career, but commanded huge respect due to his dedication and commitment on the field. He finished his playing career scoring 6557 runs. He then coached several sides in the South African domestic cricket before finally taking over as the head coach of South Africa after Ray Jennings' departure in 2005. He formed a wonderful partnership with Graeme Smith and transformed South Africa into a world beating side. After his departure in 2010, he had stints with some T20 franchises before a forgettable tenure as the coach of Australia.
He took over as the head coach of Pakistan in May 2016 and has since then transformed Pakistan into a stable and a formidable opposition. His best moment came in June 2017, when Pakistan defeated India in the final of the Champions Trophy.
His contract with the PCB ensures that he earns an annual salary of $220,000.