Misbah-ul-Haq may have to step down as a chief selector
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq may have to step down as chief selector after returning to Pakistan at the end of the ongoing England tour. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to hand over the responsibility to someone else. A former star pacer of the country is in the process of being recruited, PCB sources said.
“The PCB now feels that the burden on Misbah needs to be reduced,” the source told PTI. Because of the next three years, the ICC has three important events. So the plan is to give someone a chance to focus more on his work as a coach.
Wasim Khan, the board’s chief executive, observed Misbah’s two roles from a recent tour of England. From there, the issue of hiring new people comes to the fore, the source added, adding, “Recently, the chief executive of the PCB was in England and Misbah has seen very closely how he handled the two responsibilities.”
Wasim Khan spoke to Misbah in England. An alternative to the new chief selector board is now. Last year, Misbah was given such a dual role as the first person in the history of Pakistan cricket. However, there were doubts as to whether he would be able to fulfill the two responsibilities properly.
The source also said that the person about whom the board is thinking anew has achieved star fame in his playing life, he also spoke openly on any issue. The source added in this context, ‘A former fast bowler who is known as an outspoken character. And he was considered a big star in his playing life. The final talks will be held with him after the end of the England series.
Some of Misbah’s decisions as selectors are already well-known, which does not seem to be the right one for board officials. A source close to the board said, “It looks like the fifth bowler should have played in the third Test and a pacer should have been tossed around. Misbah is being criticized on social media and the media, the pressure is growing. Where Fawad Alam has been left in the XI.