Lahore: Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach of the Pakistani Men’s National Cricket Team, and Waqar Younis, the bowling coach, have resigned from their positions. They communicated their decision to the Pakistan Cricket Committee late on Monday morning.
Misbah and Waqar were appointed in September 2019, and their contracts have one year left.
Since New Zealand will arrive in three ODI and five T20I series on September 11, Pakistan will assemble in Islamabad on September 8, so PCB has appointed Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq as interim coaches for the series. The team will 2021 The management of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be appointed in due course.
In explaining the reason for his resignation, Misbah-ul-Haq said that Jamaica’s isolation after the West Indies series gave me the opportunity to reflect on the past 24 months and the future international cricket schedule.
He added that considering that I will have to continue to spend a lot of time away from my family, and in a biosafety environment, I decided to quit this role.
“I understand that the timing may not be ideal but I don’t think I am in the right frame of mind for the upcoming challenges and it makes sense for someone fresh to step-in and take the side forward.”
Meanwhile, Waqar Younis said that after Misbah shared with me his decision and future plans, it was a straightforward one for me to resign as we had walked into the roles together, had worked collectively as a pair and now also step down together.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated that PCB understands and respects Misbah’s decision. He added that in this unprecedented biosafety world, cricket is not an easy task for anyone, and Mizbah has obviously considered the uninterrupted cricket game for the next six months.