The Pakistan Cricket Board’s prime bosses are firmly backing Misbah-ul-Haq to proceed because the nationwide staff’s head coach cum chief selector regardless of his latest failure in its prized T20 league.
Misbah, who was given particular permission by the PCB to work as head coach of the Islamabad United, noticed his staff crash out earlier than the final-4 stage for the primary time since Pakistan Super League’s launch in 2016.
Islamabad, who’re two-time champions, didn’t make the highest 4 within the factors desk after managing seven factors from 10 matches, prompting critics and consultants guilty it on Misbah for the debacle.
But a senior official of the board stated that they’re nonetheless supporting Misbah.
“Since he took over as head coach we have seen steady progress in the national team’s performances in Tests and T20 cricket,” CEO Wasim Khan informed the media.
“We have full confidence in Misbah even now but as is our policy we will sit down and review his one-year performance after the World T20 in Australia in October,” Khan stated.
“We will do a complete postmortem of his one-year progress and then reach a conclusion.”He additionally made it clear that the Board was not considering appointing every other coach with Misbah.
“We have confidence in him and that is we allowed him to coach the Islamabad franchise as we wanted him to gain some experience as well in this position.””You should bear in mind whereas he’s coach of the Pakistan staff 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 assist employees after the World Cup.
In his tenure, Pakistan has gained two out of 5 Tests at house towards Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, however have been crushed two-nil in Australia.
Khan stated they have been conscious Misbah could be upset together with his efficiency within the PSL however the Board will probably be asking him if he wanted every other assist earlier than the tour of Ireland, Holland, England or the Asia Cup and World T20 this yr.
“It is up to him what his planning is for the team but definitely I am sure he and the other selectors would take into consideration performance of players in the PSL when they sit down to finalise teams for the Asia Cup and World T20.”Khan admitted the organisation of the Asia Cup appeared troublesome for the time being as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic