Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq will join the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as an advisor to the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee. Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf informed the media that Misbah has turned down a full-time paid role on the board but accepted to head a cricket committee and be his adviser on cricket and technical matters on an honorary basis.
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“I am delighted that Misbah has agreed to partner with us to advance Pakistani cricket,” said Ashraf.
Ashraf said Misbah is expected to help the board form a cricket committee that will include other former players.
“I want to involve our former stalwarts in making cricket and technical decisions,” said Ashraf, adding that Misbah would also assist the board in ICC meetings and other forums.
Speaking of other important matters, Ashraf added: “We will also be looking at the National Selection Committee shortly, as well as the post of Chief Selector (which is currently vacant”). Misbah, Pakistan’s most successful Test captain with 26 wins in 56 Tests at the helm, last worked in the PCB between 2019 and 2021 as head coach and chief selector.
He had left the role of chief selector at the end of 2020, but was the head coach of the Pakistan team until the end of 2021, when Ramiz Raja, after taking over as chairman of the PCB, forced him to resign before the T20 World Cup.
A source on the board said that while Ashraf wanted Misbah to take on a permanent role in the PCB, the latter declined citing his media and other commitments this year. Misbah’s appointment is an honorary position, meaning he will not receive any compensation for his services.