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Misbah ul-Haq bashes PCB for instability and short sightedness

Misbah-ul-Haq has led the Pakistan team across format and coached them too.

Misbah-ul-Haq with his teammates (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan Cricket Board has a history of making too many changes in its administration. As per the constitution of Pakistan, the cricket board’s Patron-in-chief is the Prime Minister of the country. Even though it violates the constitution of the Apex Council, which states that no other entity must run any member board. However, possibly, due to their ability to generate revenue alongside the Indian board in World Event, the Council might be letting it pass.

However, in the last couple of years, three people have led the PCB as the chairperson. As history has repeated itself, these chairpeople have run the organization on their ways despite not having the legal rights to do so. One of the examples was the appointment of Mohammad Hafeez as the team director and the ‘removal’ of Babar Azam as captain. Meanwhile, it seems that the harakiri in the board has irked the former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

The former head coach has called out the instability in the board and said that if this persists, not just the foreign coaches but also the local talents in coaching wouldn’t want to work with the board in any capacity.

“This haphazard approach discourages not just foreign coaches, but even our local talent,” he stated to media in Karachi. “Pakistan cricket needs long-term plans for management, selection, and player development. Unfortunately, everything changes with every new board head.”

Test cricket will never die despite the popularity of T20 cricket: Misbah-ul-Haq

The T20 World Cup 2009 winner also spoke about the importance of different captains across formats. The right-hander said that it allows the player to concentrate as captain in one format as against having to his all across formats. The Asia Lions player in the Legends League Cricket further added that Test cricket is here to stay despite the popularity of the shortest format of the game.

“The popularity of T20 might have impacted ODIs, but Test cricket will never die.”

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