PCB removes Faisal Iqbal as head coach of Balochistan First XI


Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Balochistan First XI head coach Faisal Iqbal from the National T20 Cup after the former Test batsman confirmed his employers Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were looking into a matter, which he hoped would be resolved soon.

The PCB in its press-release said, “It would be unfair on Faisal Iqbal as well on his side and the tournament if he competed in a major domestic tournament until he had resolved and settled the matter with his parent organization.”

Wasim Haider will act as the Balochistan cricket team’s interim head coach.

“Faisal Iqbal would be reintegrated with his domestic side as soon as PIA gave him a clean chit along with a No Objective Certificate (NOC),” it added.

It must be noted that recently Faisal and Wasim breached the COVID-19 protocols before the National T20 Cup and were asked to quarantine themselves.

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