Misbah-ul-Haq is all set to step down as Pakistan’s chief selector after a questionable 1-year stint with the PCB. The former Pakistan captain will, however, continue as head coach.
Misbah-ul-Haq steps down as PCB chief selector. (PTI image)
- Misbah-ul-Haq steps down from PCB chief selector role
- Misbah will ,however, continue as head coach of Pakistan
- PCB chairman Ehsan Mani was already unhappy with Misbah’s 1-year term
Just a week succeeding the reports of Pakistan Cricket Board reviewing Misbah-ul-Haq’s one-year performance of Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector, the former captain is set to quit from the latter role. Misbah-ul-Haq will, however, continue as the head coach of the national team.
The former Test captain of Pakistan will officially step down from one of his dual-role with PCB, that of a national selector, via a virtual media press conference on Wednesday, October 14. Last week, on October 8, it was revealed that the board’s CEO Wasim Khan and Chairman Ehsan Mani would be meeting with Misbah, ahead of the home series against Pakistan, to discuss his 1-year performance. The meeting was supposed to discuss PCB’s new ethics code with Misbah to let him know that no employee of the national board is allowed to hold dual jobs.
“We will also ask him about his future plans particularly for the coming home series against Zimbabwe. Whether he has any plans to try out youngsters against them or not,” Wasim Khan had said.
According to reports, Chairman Mani had already expressed his discontent with Misbah over taking domestic cricket matters to the government. Khan and Mani were also deeply disappointed after head coach and national selector Misbah along with Test captain Azhar Ali had a meeting with the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. Ali and Misbah had addressed their concern and need for departmental teams to participate in domestic cricket.
Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed with the dual role of head coach along with the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team last year in September, after PCB terminated Mickey Arthur’s contract following Pakistan’s exit from the World Cup, along with Waqar Younis taking the reins as the bowling coach.