Misbah Ul Haq, the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Team, is reportedly unhappy with the appointment of the new coaches at the High-Performance Center [HPC] in Lahore without his prior input.
The coaches at the revamped High-Performance Unit were picked following the recommendations from the panel which consisted of Grant Bradburn, former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and Shahid Aslam. The three-member panel chose former Pakistan cricketers like Basit Ali, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Anwar, and Wasim Khan, who will now be giving recommendations to head coach-cum selector Misbah Ul Haq to add players to both national and provincial teams.
According to a report in Cricket Pakistan, Misbah’s prime reservation stems from the fact that he was consulted in such an important decision-making process. Earlier, Misbah has supervised a plethora of important decisions but this time around the coaches at HPCA was appointed via a process of interviews and shortlisting. Misbah believes that such an important decision should only have been taken after taking into account all the recommendations by everyone involved.
Misbah Ul Haq unhappy with the removal of Ijaz Junior
Another reservation of Misbah Ul Haq is the fact that the head coach of Central Punjab, who won the last tournament, Ijaz Junior wasn’t even considered for the job.
In Basit Ali, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Anwar, and Faisal Iqbal, four new coaches have been appointed as selection-committee members.
Misbah’s previous mates like Kabir Khan, Arshad Khan, Azam Khan, and Ijaz Junior did not get their contracts renewed and hence they will no longer be the part of the former Pakistan captain’s team.