“I am applying for the head coach’s role fully aware that the competition will be tough,” says the former captain
Lahore, 28 August 2019:
The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down from the PCB Cricket Committee after expressing interest in applying for the role of the national cricket team’s head coach.
Misbah met PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan, on Monday afternoon and informed him of his decision, following which he formally applied for the head coach’s role.
Misbah-ul-Haq said: “It has been interesting to see my name being mentioned as a future head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, but the fact is I only made the decision today.
“I am applying for the head coach’s role fully aware that the competition will be tough as I envisage there will be a few more very competent and highly qualified people applying for one of the most challenging jobs in the game.
“In saying so, I have to admit it is everyone’s dream to coach Pakistan cricket team, which has tremendous potential to be a force to be reckoned with across all formats.”
The PCB advertised for the head coach’s role on 9 August, with the last date for applications being 26 August. The PCB hopes to complete the process by early September so that the new team management can assume charge in time to prepare the Pakistan cricket team for the forthcoming international season, which commences on 27 September with the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka in in Karachi.