Tuesday, November 28, 2023

    Misbah resigns as head coach 2 hours after T20 cricket World Cup squad announced

    New Delhi. The Pakistan cricket team has suffered a major setback. Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis have resigned just two hours after the announcement of the squad for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed the matter. Misbah and Walker were given this responsibility by PCB 2019 in September 2019 and their contract was 1 year left. Meanwhile, the PCB has appointed former off-spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq as coaches on a temporary basis. Next week, Pakistan will have to welcome the New Zealand team for ODIs, ODIs and 5 Twenty20 series.

    For this series, the New Zealand team will arrive in Pakistan on 11 September. At the same time, the host Pakistan team will gather in Islamabad in September. Currently, the PCB has appointed a temporary coach for the series. A separate coaching team will be selected for the 2021 T20 World Cup soon.

    Following the decision, Misbah-ul-Haq said that during the quarantine in the recent series against the West Indies, I had assessed my 2-month position with the Pakistan team and the schedule of international cricket. Thinking that I had to live far away from my family and that too in a bio-bubble, I decided to step down as the head coach of the Pakistan team.

    I am not ready for the challenge

    He further said that I understand that this time may not be ideal for such a decision. But I don’t think I’m ready to face the challenges ahead at the moment. In such a situation, it is time for a new person to handle this responsibility. He has a chance to take the team forward.

    We worked as a pair

    At the same time, Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis, who has resigned, said the team’s head coach Misbah had told him about his decision and future plans. After that it was clear to me to resign. Because we have been able to handle this responsibility together. We worked together as a couple and have now resigned together.

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