Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq may very well be requested to relinquish his position as chief selector after the crew returns from England because the cricket authorities are contemplating appointing a brand new particular person for the job.
In line with a PCB supply, a high-profile former quick bowler is into consideration to exchange Misbah because the chief selector.
“The PCB now feels that it’s best if the burden was diminished on Misbah and permit him to deal with his job as head coach as theRE are plenty of essential ICC occasions developing within the subsequent three years,” the supply informed PTI.
“Wasim Khan the PCB CEO was in England lately and has additionally noticed from shut quarters how Misbah is dealing with each obligations. Wasim additionally spoke to Misbah in England and having a brand new chief selector is now an choice for the Board,” he said.
“When Misbah was initially appointed as head coach and chief selector final 12 months, the primary particular person in Pakistan cricket historical past to be given this twin position, there was skepticism whether or not the previous captain would be capable to do justice to each obligations,” the supply mentioned.
He mentioned that the choice of getting a brand new chief selector can also be into consideration as a result of the Board desires to inject extra life into the choice course of.
“A former quick bowler recognized for his outspoken feedback and who was a giant star in his taking part in days is into consideration and after the England collection is over issues will likely be finalized with him,” the supply mentioned.
The supply mentioned the board had carefully watched the choice course of for the checks in England and felt that Misbah had not dealt with the strain nicely.
“The sensation is that within the third Check the place a fifth bowler ought to have been performed and likewise one pacer rotated, Misbah got here beneath strain from the social media and media and retained Fawad Alam within the taking part in eleven,” the supply added.
The Board additionally lately inducted three new members on the nationwide choice committee together with former Check gamers, Basit Ali, Faisal Iqbal and Abdul Razzaq.
The supply additionally confirmed that there was no hazard to the captaincy tenure of Azhar Ali a minimum of for the following few months.
“All this speak about him being eliminated as captain after the collection just isn’t taking place as a result of he has been appointed captain for 12 months by the Pakistan board,” the supply added.
“So after the England collection Azhar has the chance to play in home cricket and get again his type and keep on as captain,” he mentioned.
He mentioned equally the board had additionally given Babar Azam a 12-month tenure as captain of the white ball codecs.
“Babar’s tenure is extra essential as Pakistan prepares for the approaching World Cups in T20 and 50-over codecs.”
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