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Mohsin Khan lambasts Misbah Ul Haq for accepting dual roles (Photo- Getty)

Pakistan cricket went through one of its worst possible periods of twelve months in 2019 where they saw on-field performances mirrored their off-field turmoil. Post the tumultuous 2019 World Cup campaign where the Sarfaraz Khan-led Men in Green failed to make past the group-stage, sweeping changes were made to their set-up.

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While Sarfaraz Khan was dumped both as captain as well as a player from the set-up, Coach Mickey Arthur and the chairman of selectors Inzamam Ul Haq were replaced by former captain Misbah Ul Haq, who was given the triple responsibility of the Head coach, chief selector as well as batting coach.

Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan Head Coach + Selector (Photo- Getty)

Misbah has since then come under scathing criticism from former cricketers and the latest to join the bandwagon is former opening batsman Mohsin Khan. Khan, who represented Pakistan between 1977-1986, lambasted Misbah for assuming the dual role. He also lamented at the fact that despite Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister, there have been no merit in Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision making, something that he had expected post the latter’s appointment as the Prime Minister.

“When Imran Khan became the Prime Minister, I was expecting that the decisions in PCB will be taken on merit but that does not seem the case. Our cricket is derailing from the right track as there is no consistency in the national team’s performance,” Mohsin Khan was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

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There is Lack of accountability with Misbah Ul Haq’s dual roles: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan with Misbah Ul Haq (Photo- Action Images)

He also revealed that he was offered the dual role of the head coach and chief selector during his stint with the national side back in 2011, something he duly refuses due to the massive conflict of interest.

“There is a lack of accountability with Misbah as the team’s head coach-cum chief selector. Who will you hold responsible when the head coach fields a side which he had selected himself. When I was the head coach of the side, PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt had offered me the role of chief selector as well but I refused because of conflict of interest,” he added.

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Yash Mittal

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