Misbah ul Haq likely to be Head Coach of Pakistan
Former Pakistani captain Misbah ul Haq becomes the main contender for the vacant position of head coach of the Pakistani team. According to the sources, Misbah ul Haq is also a member of the Cricket Committee of Pakistan. Cricket Board (PCB), will replace former head coach Mickey Arthur after the board decides not to renew the Pakistan Cricket Board’s contract.
Sources also stated that the new coach to appointed for a four-year term until the 2023 World Cup of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Although there will be an annual evaluation to assess the coach’s performance.
Misbah ul Haq represented Pakistan in 75-tests, 162-ODI and 39-T20I, considered capable enough to serve as head coach of the national side by the administration led by Ehsan Mani. The former cricketer took over the reins as Pakistan’s Skipper. After the infamous spot-repairing scandal in 2010, and pulled the country out of cricket from turmoil through its cunning leadership.
As part of the recruitment process, the PCB will first announce for this role and invite high-level applications from interested candidates. If the process leads to a better alternative to the head coach position, Misbah’s services can also be used for the role of the batting coach.
Sources further stated that former Pakistani fast-bowling player Mohammad Akram will likely take over as bowling coach. It should be noted that Akram is the current head coach of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) Peshawar Zalmi franchise. The 44-year-old also named for the same role, also in 2012.