PCB appoints Misbah ul Haq as Pakistan head coach and chief selector

On Wednesday, the Pakistan Cricket Committee (PCB) appointed former captain Miss Paul Hark as manager of the Pakistan national team under a three-year contract.

In line with the PCB's commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was appointed as the Selector Chairman to select senior coaches from six top Cricket Association sides as peer selectors.

Misbah was Intikhab Alam (former captain and longest Pakistani team manager and coach), Bazid Khan (formerly international cricketer and most respected commentator), Asad Ali Khan (member, governor after a strong hiring process), Wasim Khan (Chief executive officer of PCI) and Zakir Khan (PCI, International Cricket Director).

On the recommendation of Misbah, the PCB appointed two former senior coaches and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Waqar Younis as a bowling coach on the national side with a three-year contract.

The appointment of the two national teams was approved by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani.

The first mission of the Misbah-Waqar combination will be the upcoming three ODI and three T20I home series for Sri Lanka, which will run from September 27 to October 9. The first series of the duo in the World Test Championship will be held in Australia when Pakistan play in Brisbane (November 21-25), followed by day and night tests in Adelaide (November 29-March 3).

Misbah and Waqar have previously worked in pairs from May 2014 to April 2016, the former is the captain and the latter is the head coach.

The 45-year-old Misbah, who retired from international cricket in May 2017, said: “It is very humble to be with one of the best groups who have guided the country of Pakistan in the past. It is a great honor for us to live and breathe cricket.

“I know that expectations are high. But I am absolutely preparing for that task. Otherwise I wouldn't have thrown my name into the hat for one of the most challenging and greedy roles in Pakistani cricket.

“We have the most talented and exciting cricket players and we want to help them train and prepare in a way that is smart, smart and fearless to play. I know this requires a change of dressing room culture, but if we need to constantly compete at the highest level, we must embrace this modern requirement.

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Source Link : https://nation.com.pk/04-Sep-2019/misbah-ul-haq-named-pakistan-head-coach-and-chief-selector

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