Last Update on: August 17th, 2019 at 12:50 pm
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to play a dual role that of a chief selector-cum-head coach under the new model introduced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Meanwhile, Pakistan has sacked incumbent head coach Mickey Arthur after a dismal World Cup campaign.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co struggled to live upto the expectation in England failing to make it to the top four. As a result, PCB decided to revamp their domestic model and sacked all the current crop of coaches and support staffs. Meanwhile, they appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as the camp-commandant for the pre-season training camp being which will take place in Lahore from August 22 to September 7. A report in the Dawn suggests that the former cricketer himself selected the players for the training camp and now he will also coach them.
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“As the process for the appointment of the players support personnel has been initiated, former captain Misbah-ul-Haq, with the support of the NCA coaching staff, will craft the training programme and oversee the camp until the recruitment process is concluded,” PCB said in a release.
Misbah-ul-Haq has been the most successful skipper for Pakistan taking them to the pinnacle of Test ranking in 2016. Under his tenure, Pakistan have won many matches and the former batsman is known for leading his team from the front. Misbah will help their senior cricketers during the camp ahead of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home. Batsman Azhar Ali will join the camp late after completing his County commitments with Somerset. Meanwhile, it will be interesting if the country’s cricket see the daylight under their former skipper.