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Misbah at helm as PCB announce new coaching staff

Misbah at helm as PCB announce new coaching staff

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named former Pakistan captains Misbahul Haq and Waqar Younis as the pinnacle coach and bowling coach of the Males in Inexperienced. Misbah has additionally been given the added accountability of being the chief selector of the nationwide facet.

Earlier, the PCB had determined to not renew the contracts of Head Coach Mickey Arthur, Bowling Coach Azhar Mahmood, Batting Coach Grant Flower and Coach Grant Luden.

Misbah was confirmed as Pakistan males’s nationwide staff head coach in all three codecs on a three-year contract.

In keeping with the PCB’s dedication to make sure transparency, accountability and position readability in any respect ranges, Misbah was additionally named because the Chairman of Selectors with head coaches of the six first-class Cricket Affiliation sides as his fellow selectors.

Misbah was a unanimous selection of a five-member panel that comprised Intikhab Alam (former captain and the longest serving Pakistan staff supervisor and coach), Bazid Khan (former worldwide cricketer and one of the crucial revered commentators), Asad Ali Khan (member, Board of Governors), Wasim Khan (Chief Government, PCB) and Zakir Khan (Director – Worldwide Cricket, PCB) following a strong recruitment course of.

On the advice of Misbah, the PCB additionally named two-time former head coach and ICC Cricket Corridor of Famer Waqar Younis as bowling coach of the nationwide facet on a three-year contract.

Each the national staff appointments have been authorized by the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.

The primary project of Misbah-Waqar mixture would be the upcoming three ODI and three T20I residence sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka, which will probably be performed from September 27 to October 9. The duo’s first sequence within the World Test Championship will probably be in Australia when Pakistan will play in Brisbane (November 21-25), adopted by a day/evening Test in Adelaide (November 29-December three).

Misbah and Waqar have beforehand labored as a pair from Might 2014 to April 2016 with the previous as captain and the latter as head coach.

The 45-year-old Misbah, who retired from worldwide cricket in Might 2017, stated: “It is extremely humbling for me to hitch a choose group of a number of the best possible to have coached the Pakistan nationwide sides prior to now. It’s an honour and greater than that, an enormous accountability as we dwell and breathe cricket.”

He added: “I do know expectations are excessive, however I’m completely prepared and up for the duty in any other case I’d not have thrown my identify within the hat for one of the crucial difficult and coveted roles in Pakistan cricket.”

He additionally pressured on the necessity for embracing modern-day cricket necessities.

“We’ve got a number of the most proficient and thrilling cricketers, and I’ll like to assist them practice and put together in such a method that they will play intelligently, well and fearlessly. I’m conscious it will require a change within the dressing room tradition but when we’ve to compete persistently on the highest degree, we’ve to embrace these modern-day necessities,” he stated.

“We have to perceive it is a performance-oriented world and solely these Pakistan gamers have thrived prior to now who’ve taken the pleasure in donning the star and crest on their chests by delivering each time they’ve stepped on to the sphere. That’s the way in which I’ve performed my cricket all via my profession and this won’t change in my new position,” he added.

Misbah was additionally enthusiastic about working alongside Waqar on this new position.

“I’m excited to as soon as once more have somebody as skilled and educated as Waqar Younis in my nook as a bowling coach. We’ve got thrilling younger fast-bowlers in our ranks and there’s no higher individual than Waqar to remodel them into modern-day stars,” he stated. “Each Waqar and I had a candid and frank dialogue and we mentioned and agreed on quite a lot of issues, together with roles and duties in addition to how one can take issues ahead.”

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