Overburdened Misbah ul Haq with three massive duties of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to be removed as a chief selector. According to reliable reports, the step would be taken to ease his burden so the remaining duties could be efficiently performed by the man.
The former Pakistani pacer is likely to replace Misbah and will be selecting the players on behalf of the national team. However, the name has not been unclouded yet and the formal announcement is yet to be made.
Misbah ul Haq to be eliminated as a chief selector, likely to be replaced by a former pacer
“The PCB now feels that it is best if the burden was reduced on Misbah and allow him to focus on his job as head coach as there are a number of important ICC events coming up in the next three years,” a PCB source said.
“A former fast bowler known for his outspoken comments and who was a big star in his playing days is under consideration and after the England series is over things will be finalized with him,” the source added.
“The feeling is that in the third Test where a fifth bowler should have been played and also one pacer rotated, Misbah came under pressure from the social media and media and retained Fawad Alam in the playing eleven,” the source added.
“Wasim Khan the PCB CEO was in England recently and has also observed from close quarters how Misbah is handling both responsibilities. Wasim also spoke to Misbah in England and having a new chief selector is now an option for the Board,” he maintained.