PCB Backs Misbah-ul-Haq Despite Islamabad United's PSL Showing

Pakistan’s nationwide head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq has the complete backing and help of the cricket authorities regardless of his current failure as a coach within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).

Misbah, who was given particular permission by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to work as head coach of the Islamabad United, noticed his workforce crash out earlier than the last-four stage for the primary time since PSL’s launch in 2016.

Islamabad who’re two instances champions didn’t make the highest 4 within the factors desk to crash out with simply seven factors from 10 matches and plenty of critics and consultants have blamed Misbah for the debacle.

However a senior official of the board mentioned that they’re nonetheless supporting and backing Misbah.

“Since he took over as head coach we now have seen regular progress within the nationwide workforce’s performances in Checks and T20 cricket,” CEO Wasim Khan informed the media.

“Now we have full confidence in Misbah even now however as is our coverage we are going to sit down and evaluate his one-year efficiency after the World T20 in Australia in October,” Khan mentioned.

“We are going to do an entire postmortem of his one-year progress after which attain a conclusion.”

He additionally made it clear that the Board was not considering appointing every other coach with Misbah.

“Now we have confidence in him and that’s we allowed him to educate the Islamabad franchise as we wished him to realize some expertise as nicely on this place.”

“You need to take into account whereas he’s coach of the Pakistan workforce full-time he solely joined the Islamabad franchise few days earlier than the PSL. We wished it to be a studying expertise for him as head coach.”

Misbah took over as head coach cum chief selector final September after the PCB launched international coach, Mickey Arthur and his help workers after the World Cup.

In his tenure, Pakistan has gained two out of 5 Checks at residence towards Sri Lanka and Bangladesh however had been swamped two-nil in Australia.

Khan mentioned they had been conscious Misbah can be dissatisfied along with his efficiency within the PSL however the Board might be asking him if he wanted every other help earlier than the tour of Eire, Holland, England or the Asia Cup and World T20 this yr.

“It’s as much as him what his planning is for the workforce however positively I’m positive he and the opposite selectors would take into accounts efficiency of gamers within the PSL once they sit right down to finalise groups for the Asia Cup and World T20.”

Khan admitted in the meanwhile the organisation of the Asia Cup appeared tough due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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