Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq is set to join the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as an advisor to the chairman of the PCB management committee. This is will be Misbah’s second association with the PCB after he last worked as Pakistan's head coach and chief selector between 2019 and 2021.
Misbah to step in as advisor
The chairman of PCB management committee, Zaka Ashraf, informed the media that Misbah has declined a full-time paid role in the board, but accepted to head a cricket committee and be his advisor on cricket and technical affairs on an honorary basis.
“I am happy Misbah has accepted to work with us to take Pakistan cricket forward,” Ashraf said. Ashraf said that Misbah will be expected to help the board form a cricket committee that would include other former players.
“I want to involve our former stalwarts in helping us take cricket and technical decisions,” said Ashraf, adding that Misbah would also assist the board in ICC meetings and on other forums.
Important decisions on the cards
Talking about other important matters, Ashraf added, “We will also soon look into the national selection committee in due course of time, as well as the chief selector’s post, which is vacant right now.”
Misbah is Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, with 26 wins in 56 Tests at the helm. He had left the chief selector’s role in late 2020 but was the head coach of the Pakistan team until late 2021, when Ramiz Raja, after taking over as the PCB chairman, forced him to resign before the T20 World Cup.
A source in the board said despite Ashraf wanting Misbah to take up a permanent role in the PCB, the latter declined citing his media and other commitments this year. Misbah will not receive any remuneration from the PCB for his services since it is an honorary role.