Misbah steps down as Pakistan chief selector, to stay head coach

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Misbah-ul-Haq has determined to step down as Pakistan chief selector to focus extra on his head coach function with the nationwide cricket group. Misbah informed a media briefing in Lahore on Wednesday that he has knowledgeable the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he can be stepping down as chief selector on November 30. He had taken the twin function of chief selector and head coach in September last yr.

“I will select the squad for the coming series against Zimbabwe but after that I just want to focus on my work as head coach,” he stated.

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Misbah insisted that he had not give up as chief selector due to stress from the board or any quarter.

“No it is purely my own personal decision and I took it because I think it is not easy doing two high profile jobs at one time. I want to give my best as head coach of the national team.

“Whoever is appointed as chief selector, I will fully cooperate with him and work to take the Pakistan team into the top three of every format,” Misbah stated.

The former captain additionally made it clear that his was a purely cricket choice and had nothing to do along with his assembly with Prime Minister Imran Khan last month when he and senior players, Azhar Ali and Muhammad Hafeez, raised the difficulty of departmental groups being closed down in home cricket.

The PCB made it clear it was not pleased with Misbah and the 2 different players going straight to satisfy the PM to debate what was a approach choice of the board.

“If that meeting was the reason for my stepping down as chief selector then I think I would have also lost my head coach position,” Misbah stated.

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan not too long ago met with Misbah and Azhar and gave them a dressing down and cautioned them to not make the error of straight in search of conferences with the PM who can also be the patron in chief of the board.

Misbah stated with time one learns whether or not a call is correct or unsuitable.

“When I accepted both positions I thought I could manage it but with time I think it is better for me to focus on one job.” He additionally stated that he was happy that in his one yr the nationwide group had proven some growth and a few good younger players had come up.

“As head coach now my focus is that we as a team break into the top three of every format and obviously we also have the ICC World Cups coming up over the next three years so that is something we have to start preparing.” Misbah was appointed head coach and chief selector after the PCB launched Mickey Arthur and his help employees following Pakistan’s failure to make the World Cup semi-finals.

Interestingly, former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar not too long ago informed a YouTube channel that he was in discussions with the board for the chief selector’s place.

But the board denied it had supplied Shoaib any place and stated they weren’t planning to exchange Misbah as chief selector.

[Attribution HT]

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