PCB have decided to fire Misbah, Andy Flower will replace him after PSL 6: Akhtar


Karachi: Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to axe current head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.

According to the 45-year-old Akhtar, Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower will replace after the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.

“The decision has been finalized of Misbah’s removal. Flower has been sanctioned and he will take over as the head coach after the PSL 6,” he revealed on his YouTube channel.

Akhtar termed PCB’s Cricket Committee as ‘Rubbish’ and thinks that the committee is formed by the PCB to avoid the blame.

Read: ‘Remove my name from history if I fail to correct Pakistan team’ Akhtar

“There’s no such thing as the committee. They just tow the PCB’s line. PCB in order to keep away from criticism puts the blame on the committee. It’s totally rubbish that they say they have made decisions based on the committee’s recommendations,” he added.

The world’s fastest bowlers went on to say that no member of the coaching staff will stay as Flower is bringing his own people.

Note, PCB’s cricket committee yesterday gave the last chance to Misbah and bowling coach Waqar Younis to prove themselves in the series against South Africa.

“With the important home series against South Africa only two weeks away, the PCB Cricket Committee will conduct another review after the conclusion of the same. However, it has already been relayed to the team management that there will be no points for second place,” the committee said in a statement released by the PCB.

Read more: South Africa series, last chance for Misbah and Waqar