To eliminate the communication barrier with his players, Pakistan's newly-appointed coach Mickey Arthur will buy few Urdu books to learn the national language of the country where his new assignment begins early next month.
Mickey Arthur promises to make a difference in Pak cricket
"I would certainly like to learn a bit of Urdu so that I can communicate in a better way. I am really excited for the position and will make a difference," Arthur said.
The South African is yet to speak to any of the Pakistani players. "I have not spoken to any players. I will be going to Pakistan at the end of the month. I am studying exactly where all the players are physically, mentally and technically and trying to put individuals in place," he said.
Pakistan is scheduled to play the first of its four Tests at Lord's from July 14-18.
Arthur's other task would be to find a new physio after Zimbabwe's Brad Robinson resigned due to family reasons. (Robinson's father, Ian, who was an international umpire, died recently). The contract for trainer Grant Luden is extended till September. "I will only make a decision when I get to Pakistan," Arthur said.