Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasin Khan has dismissed reports of a foreign coach replacing Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach of Pakistan’s men’s team.
CEO told reporters on Friday that Andy Flower is busy for the next two years while Gary Kirsten is also not available.
“The news of Misbah’s removal holds no truth. No deal has been signed with anyone. Flower will not be available for two years due to his commitments while at this moment, Gary [Kirsten] is also not available to replace Misbah,” Wasim confirmed.
Wasim’s comments came after former pacer Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube channel said that PCB has decided to fire Misbah and Flower has been sanctioned and he will ‘take over as the head coach after the PSL 6’.
However, Wasim said that Misbah deserves one more chance to prove himself against South Africa.
“A three-year deal has been signed with him and [bowling coach] Waqar Younis but they can be let go before their given term,” he said.
Note, PCB’s cricket committee has given Misbah and Waqar, the last chance to prove themselves in the series against South Africa.