Pakistan men’s cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and their bowling coach Waqar Younis step down from their coaching roles at the national camp. They made their decision known to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier today. The duo was appointed as coaches back in September of 2019 while still having a year left in their current contract.
Misbah and Waqar step down from coaching roles
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The Pakistan Cricket Board have conformed their replacements to be the former national team players, Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq to take over as the interim coaches. The sudden resignation by the coaches coincides with the appointment of the new Chairman of the cricketing board of Pakistan, Ramiz Raja the former Test captain of Pakistan. His role as chairman will be in effect on the 13th of September 2021.
“I understand that the timing may not be ideal, but I don’t think I am in the right frame of mind for the upcoming challenges, and it makes sense for someone fresh to step in and take the side forward,” said Misbah-ul-Haq, reports Sportstar.
The changes come 11 days before the three ODIs and five T20Is against the visiting New Zealand team who are scheduled to arrive on the 11th of September. The PCB announced that the permanent team management for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup shall be appointed in due course of time.