Misbah will be asked to reflect on his and team’s performance: Chairman PCB

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Karachi: Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah ul Haq will have to face some tough questions at his annual appraisal in the wake of the team’s poor performance in England, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

Misbah was appointed Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector last year in September. In this time period, Pakistan won two Tests and lost three, won two out of three ODIs (one match was rain abandoned) and won three T20Is out of 12 with three washouts.

“I believe in empowerment and that’s precisely why Misbah was given full authority and support. But he very much remains accountable and as part of his appraisal process, he will be interviewed by the PCB Cricket Committee,” Mani said in an interview to Dawn.

“He will be asked to reflect on his own and team’s performances, and share his vision for the future,” he added.

The national team remain at sixth and seventh in ODIs and Tests rankings respectively, but have slipped from number-one to fourth in T20Is after the annual ICC update.

“To address this problem and bring consistency in the team’s and players’ performance, the PCB has put in place a professional management team with the men’s side whose understanding of the modern game is second to none and has a clear vision of the steps required for Pakistan to perform well consistently at the international level,” Mani maintained.

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