Waqar and Misbah to continue till England tour

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq (L) and coach Waqar Younis walk during a practice session at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 3, 2014. Pakistan and Sri Lanka play a two-Test series starting in Galle from August 6. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that head coach Waqar Younis will continue till the England tour as he believes there is no need to change the coach right now.

“There is no reason to change Waqar or the coaching staff and we will only review their performances and contracts after the England tour,” Khan told Press Trust of India

He added that after the spot fixing scandal this will be the first tour of England which is why we should not make some radical changes before this all important tour as a settled dressing room is required.

“The England tour is an important one for us especially since we will be going there for the first time after the infamous 2010 spot fixing scandal,” Khan said.



Regarding test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and his potential retirement Shaharyar said that he had a chat with Misbah and the captain indicated that he has not plans to retire right now but he has not made any format announcement.

“I had a chat with him and he indicated he would not retire now. But he is yet to agree formally,” Khan added.

This is quite sensible from Misbah as we need a experienced captain on that tour and if someone new is sent to England is captain, it will be a tough ask and a task of great magnitude.

“We want Misbah to continue as captain because he is a dependable, stable and sensible captain and he can handle pressure and maintain discipline in team. We know the tour to England will not be easy because off the spot fixing scandal. And with Amir back in the side this is why we want Misbah to continue as captain.”

Although Waqar Younis does not have a very good track record as coach of Pakistan but replacing him right now could turn out to be a disaster as we have some very important assignments coming up in the form of World T20 and tour of England.

Misbah-ul-Haq has been a great servant of Pakistan cricket and under him the test team has performed extremely well. The test side is very stable under him and the team looks a lot more settled and gelled up under him.

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