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Umar Akmal. Image-Twitter
Umar Akmal. Image-Twitter
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Umar Akmal Allegedly Attacked By Fans At His Residence, Files Complaint

Umar Akmal has lodged a complaint against at least four fans who he claims had a verbal spat with him, while they were having his autograph. In an interesting turn of events, the cricketer received some of his fans at his Lahore’s Phase 5 residence.

When the fans asked to give an autograph, the Pakistan keeper readily agreed but things intensified quickly and both groups went into a heated debate, as reported by a Pakistan newspaper.

Umar Akmal pays PKR 4.5 million fine, to take part in anti-corruption rehab program (Reuters Photo)
Umar Akmal pays PKR 4.5 million fine, to take part in anti-corruption rehab program (Reuters Photo)

Umar Akmal, Who Lodged A Complaint Against A Few Fans, Had Apologized For Not Reporting Corrupt Approaches

Two of the fans are now under the custody of Lahore Police, it has been learned that one of them holds a British passport. The incident took place when some of the fans were having a selfie, and it was there that it all began. Umar Akmal has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 84 T20Is, wherein he managed to score 5,887 runs. These included three centuries and 34 fifties.

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has apologised for not reporting corrupt approaches last year, for which the 31-year-old was banned for 12 months.

“Seventeen months ago, I made a mistake which caused damage to my cricket and career. I learnt a lot during this time and due to that mistake, Pakistan cricket’s reputation suffered badly. I ask for forgiveness from the PCB and from cricket fans around the world,” said Akmal in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). (Photo: Twitter)
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). (Photo: Twitter)

Umar Akmal admitted that the period had been “very difficult for him”.

“Some people approached me but I was unable to report the same to the anti-corruption unit, due to which I had to face a 12-month ban. I couldn’t play cricket despite being a cricketer. I learned a lot during this time and today I confess before all of you that that mistake brought disrepute to Pakistan Cricket.”

The Court of Arbitration for Sport had reduced the ban on Umar Akmal to 12 months but also penalized him with a fine of 4.25 million Pakistani Rupees for breaching the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code. A Pakistan Cricket Board official was quoted that Umar Akmal might not be able to return to competitive action immediately despite paying the fine.

Since Umar Akmal had already served the 12-month ban after being suspended from February 2020, he was eligible to return to cricket after paying the fine. He has now been cleared to return to cricket, after paying a fine of 4.25 million Pakistani Rupees and agreeing to undergo an education and rehabilitation program.

Umar Akmal Urges Fellow Cricketers To Report Any Suspicious Activities

The right-handed batsman was banned in February 2020 for failure to report approaches related to fixing just before the start of the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League. After apologies to his family, PCB, and cricket fans, Umar Akmal had a message for cricketers.

Umar Akmal of Pakistan. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
Umar Akmal of Pakistan. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

“I, Umar Akmal, would like to request all of you, as ambassadors of the sport, to stay away from any suspicious activities. If any suspicious individuals approach you, please report it to the anti-corruption unit in a timely manner so that your record and career remain clean.”

Umar Akmal, who will turn 31 this month, has not played for Pakistan since November 2019 when he last appeared in a T20 series at Lahore against Sri Lanka while his last Test appearance for his country was way back in late 2011 while his last ODI series was in March-April 2019 against Australia.

Younis Khan. Pic/AP, PTI
Younis Khan. Pic/AP, PTI
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Younis Khan Denies Hasan Ali Spat As Reason For His Resignation As Batting Coach

Younis Khan, a former Pakistan stalwart announced his resignation as the batting coach ahead of the national side’s tour of England. The former batsman resigned from the top job on June 22 even though he was roped in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a two-year contract, which would’ve come to a conclusion after the 2022 T20 World Cup.

A specific reason wasn’t revealed for his departure, but reports of his spat with speedster Hasan Ali started doing the rounds soon. Many reports have claimed that the two players were involved in a heated argument during Pakistan’s successful tour of South Africa early this year.

The role of the batting coach was Younis Khan's first full-time appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017 Getty Images
The role of the batting coach was Younis Khan’s first full-time appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017 Getty Images

Younis Khan Denies Hasan Ali Spat As Reason For His Resignation As Batting Coach

The entire incident escalated when Hasan Ali had allegedly refused to take an ice bath following a T20I, which irked the batting coach. Hasan Ali’s refusal to follow the instructions of the trainer Yasir Malik irked Younis Khan and he lost his cool temper as bowling coach Waqar Younis had to jump into the scene for reconciliation.

At first, Younis Khan was unavailable to comment on his resignation, but the 43-year-old has now broken his silence on the ice-bath controversy.

“Hasan Ali apologised to me, and I had forgiven him. To play up the Hasan Ali incident (and use it) as a possible reason for my resignation comes as a surprise to me.”

Younis opens up on spat with Hasan Ali | Photo Credit: AP
Younis opens up on spat with Hasan Ali | Photo Credit: AP

Younis Khan’s own statements have confirmed that everything wasn’t well between him and the national Pakistan players and a heated exchange of words had taken place between Hasan Ali and the former cricketer. As the batting coach has denied his spat being a reason for his departure, it reasons to be seen what led to him quitting the job which he had till 2022 T20 World Cup.

Younis Khan Is The Only Pakistan Cricketer To Score Above 10,000 Test Runs

Earlier, dental treatment and being accused of leaking Men in Green’s team information to his media friends were stated to be one of the prime reasons for Younis Khan’s exit. The Babar Azam-led Pakistan team, meanwhile, is in England and Wales for three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan
Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan (Courtesy: PCB Media)

Younis Khan is the only Pakistan player to score 10,000+ Test runs and  Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket with the most centuries. He is also the only player to score Test hundreds in all 11 countries. He announced his ODI retirement in November 2015 after having announced his T20I retirement in 2009.

Alleged misbehavior of a Pakistan Cricket Board official with Younis Khan led to the former captain quitting his batting coach position with the national team ahead of the England tour. Younis Khan wanted to join the team’s bio-bubble a few days later and that conversation with a board official led to him stepping down as batting coach. He had asked the PCB to allow him to join the mandatory bio-bubble for the England tour after a few days’ delay as he had to undergo a complex dental treatment in Karachi

The role of the batting coach was Younis Khan's first full-time appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017 Getty Images
The role of the batting coach was Younis Khan's first full-time appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017 Getty Images
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Pakistan Batting Coach Younis Khan And Pakistan Cricket Board Mutually Agreed To Part Ways

Younis Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board, and Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach on Tuesday mutually agreed to part ways. Younis Khan was appointed last year in November on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Pakistan Head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq had advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint former skipper Younis Khan as a full-time batting coach of the Pakistan National Cricket Team.

Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan
Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan (Courtesy: PCB Media)

Younis Khan And Pakistan Cricket Board Mutually Agreed To Part Ways: Wasim Khan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the men’s cricket batting coach on Tuesday mutually agreed to part ways. The former Pakistan batsman was appointed last year in November on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

“It is sad to lose an expert of the stature and experience of Younis Khan. Following a series of discussions, we both have reluctantly but mutually and amicably agreed that it was time to move in different directions,” said PCB chief executive Wasim Khan.

Wasim Khan (Getty Images)
Wasim Khan (Getty Images)

“I want to thank Younis Khan for his contributions during his short stint as the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s batting coach and hope he will remain available to assist the PCB by sharing his vast knowledge with the emerging cricketers,” added Wasim.

Both PCB and Younis Khan have agreed not to make any further comment on the reasons for the former captain’s departure. Pakistan men’s cricket team will travel to the United Kingdom without a batting coach, while the decision to appoint Younis Khan’s replacement for the West Indies tour will be made in due course.

Younis Khan Was Appointed Ahead Of Pakistan’s England Tour To Join Misbah ul Haq, Waqar Younis, And Mushtaq Ahmed

Younis Khan was appointed ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England last year to join head coach Misbah ul Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and spin-bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed in the team management. That was also his first appointment with the PCB since his retirement in 2017.

File image of Misbah-ul-Haq (R) and Waqar Younis (L) | WILLIAM WEST / AFP
File image of Misbah-ul-Haq (R) and Waqar Younis (L) | WILLIAM WEST / AFP

Pakistan had mixed results since he took over as batting coach. In five overseas Tests in England and New Zealand, Pakistan drew two and lost three before beating South Africa across formats – both home and away – followed by a successful tour to Zimbabwe.

Pakistan men’s national cricket team will tour England from 25 June to 20 July for three ODIs and three T20Is, while the West Indies tour will be from 21 July to 24 August where the visiting team will feature in five T20Is and two Tests.

Younis Khan is the only Pakistan player to score 10,000+ Test runs and  Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket with the most centuries. He is also the only player to score Test hundreds in all 11 countries. He announced his ODI retirement in November 2015 after having announced his T20I retirement in 2009.

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I Am Being Mentally Tortured: Mohammad Amir Takes Indefinite Break From International Cricket

Mohammad Amir, who has many times earlier talked about his mismanagement of workload, is looking to end his international career. The speedster has revealed that he has decided to take a break from the game because he is being ‘mentally tortured’. As per him, the relation between Pakistan team management and him had become sour after his retirement from Test cricket last year.

In a recent interview, Mohammad Amir, who featured in 36 Test matches, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is, openly expressed that he was being tortured.

“Right now I am leaving cricket. I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think, I will be able to handle this kind of torture because I have been tortured a lot from 2010 to 2015,” Mohammad Amir was quoted as saying by Pakistan media.

My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues: Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir,
Mohammad Amir. Credits: ICC

Mohammed Amir also took a dig at current Pakistan team management, stating that his Test cricket retirement was wrongly linked to his desire to play in franchise leagues. He added that he would officially release the statement of his retirement from international cricketer after returning to Pakistan. He has recently completed his assignment in Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020.

“My personal decision to leave Test cricket was taken in the wrong way. My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues. I was wishing to invest everything in white-ball cricket for Pakistan. But every now and then someone or the other person came out with a statement. Our bowling coach came out and said, I ditched them, somebody says workload wasn’t properly handled,” Mohammad Amir added.

Mohammad Amir,
Mohammad Amir. Image Credit: Getty.

Although Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released a statement, reading that Amir has informed the CEO Wasim Khan that he won’t be available to play international cricket (for an indefinite period).

The left-arm claimed 11 wickets in 10 matches during the recently-concluded LPL, where his side Galle Gladiators played the final but could not clinch the trophy.

Asia Cup 2021 To Be Hosted In Sri Lanka; Pakistan Have The Rights For 2022, Says PCB CEO Wasim Khan
PCB CEO Wasim Khan. Image Credit: Getty Images.
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PCB Summons Misbah-Ul-Haq, Babar Azam And Azhar Ali After Their Meeting With Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed with the meeting among head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, white-ball captain Babar Azam and Test skipper Azhar Ali with Prime Minister Imran Khan over restoring departmental teams in domestic cricket. For which, the board has summoned the trio on Monday.

According to Outlook, a source closed to the players informed that PCB CEO Wasim Khan will meet them to reprimand for approaching the Prime Minister of Pakistan over the board’s policy decision.

Misbah, Azhar and Hafeez were called for a meeting by Imran Khan earlier this month after they requested his time to discuss the problems being faced by cricketers around the country due to the closure of departmental teams in domestic cricket.

Why is PCB unhappy with Misbah, Azhar and Babar?

Misbah-ul-Haq,
Misbah-ul-Haq. Photo Credit: PCB.

Well, surprisingly, that meeting was also attended by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, CEO Wasim Khan. So why the PCB is showing their displeasure is the question. The source even stated that they were already informed that the trio will discuss the domestic cricket issue.

“Due to closure of departmental cricket, The trio had time and again made it clear to the board officials they were not in favour of the scrapping of departmental teams in domestic cricket,” the source said.

“How is it possible that the Prime Minister who is patron in chief of the board would agree to meet with Misbah and company without first the board being made aware of this and secondly how did the two senior PCB officials also attend the meeting?” the source questioned.

babar azam
Babar Azam. Image Credit: Getty Images.

However, Imran Khan rejected their request on any changes in the policy. He made it clear that the new system of having just six provincial first-class teams would continue and needed to be given time to bear results.

Asia Cup 2021 To Be Hosted In Sri Lanka; Pakistan Have The Rights For 2022, Says PCB CEO Wasim Khan
PCB CEO Wasim Khan. Image Credit: Getty Images.
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Australia, England And New Zealand To Tour Pakistan In Next Two Years: PCB CEO Wasim Khan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has said that three big countries England, Australia and New Zealand have given a confirmation on touring Pakistan in next 24 months. Indeed, it is some news for Pakistan because hosting the series of these nations will prove to be a big step for bringing international cricket back home.

Pakistan was seen as the dangerous country after Sri Lanka’s team bus was attacked at Lahore’s Liberty Chowk in 2009. All the teams have scrapped their plan of touring Pakistan to play cricket in the recent past. As a result, United Arab Emirates (UAE) had become their adopted home.

Pakistan
Pakistan team. (Credits: Twitter)

But last year, they were successful in convincing the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to send their cricketer to play Test and T20I series. Without any halt, Pakistan hosted a series against Sri Lanka. It was a significant development in Pakistan cricket as they hosted the Test series in the home ground after 10 years.

Now, PCB is ready to take a big step forward by hosting series against the three nations in 2021 and 2022. The board CEO Wasim Khan has said that as long as the health situation in the world allows, three of the top four teams in Test cricket will come and play in Pakistan.

“These teams [England, Australia and New Zealand] have already confirmed that they will tour Pakistan in 2021 and 2022. Depending on the [global health crisis] situation, the coming years will see regular international cricket activities in Pakistan,” Wasim Khan said, as quoted by geosuper.tv.

Earlier this year, PCB’s chairman Ehsan Mani affirmed that Pakistan is a safe place to host cricket now.

Pakistan expected to host Zimbabwe and South Africa:

Pakistan cricket fans
Pakistan cricket fans. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Notably, before the three major nations, Zimbabwe is expected to tour Pakistan in November this year to play 3 T20Is in Rawalpindi and 3 ODIs in Multan. Pakistan has also roped in South Africa as a touring party for January next year to play two Tests and 3 T20Is. PCB will also host Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year.

Ehsan Mani, PCB, India vs Pakistan series
Ehsan Mani. Image Credit: Getty Images
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India Will Have To Sort Out Political Relation Before Playing Bilateral Series Against Pakistan: PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has opined that India and Pakistan will only be able to play the bilateral series until they resolve tensed political relations.

The political tension between the two neighbouring countries flared up after the terror attack in Mumbai’s taj Hotel. Since then, there have been many incidents which have erupted in borders of India and Pakistan. As a result, it had affected the game of cricket between the two countries.

Ehsan Mani
India vs Pakistan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Ehsan Mani said that the Pakistan Cricket Board had a discussion with BCCI for resuming the cricket activities between the two countries but nothing has turned out in their favour. He added that they will only be able to play the bilateral series when two countries resolve political tensions. 

“Over the years, the PCB has had a number of discussions with the BCCI regarding bilateral cricket. Whether it is T20 cricket or bilateral, all things are in the hands of the BCCI. At this moment I don’t have any intention of playing any T20 league with India. First, they have to sort out the bilateral political) relations with us, and then we will talk,” Mani told IANS.

Ehsan Mani believes ICC need to interfere

India vs Pakistan bilateral series
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Ehsan Mani has cleared that he will not urge the Indian board to plan a bilateral series. He believes that the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to interfere in this matter because BCCI relies on the Indian government for the permission of hosting the series against Pakistan. 

“I am not talking to the BCCI about bilateral cricket. It is up to them to speak to us if they have something to say. The ICC (International Cricket Council) constitution says there should be no government interference. So, I think ICC should be talking to them [BCCI],” Ehsan Mani added. 

India and Pakistan have not played the Test series for more than 14 years. As far as bilateral series in ODIs and T20Is are concerned, it has been over eight years. While they face off each other during ICC events and Asia Cup

Yasir Arafat
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Yasir Arafat Accuses Pakistan Cricket of Favouritism

Former Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has accused Pakistan cricket of favouritism and has stated incidents which support his allegations. It is not the first time when Pakistan cricket is being accused of so. Previously, Pakistani off-spinner Danish Kaneria, who is serving a life ban has accused the PCB of not treating him the same as others.

Arafat made his debut for Pakistan in 2000 and went on to make three Tests appearances, 11 One-day Internationals, and 13 T20Is. He has accused the management of giving chances to certain undeserving cricketers by overlooking on talented players.

Pakistan, T20I squad, Test squad
Pakistan national cricket team (Image Credit|: Google)

Yasir Arafat shares incidents of favouritism in the Pakistan team

The former Pakistani cricketer has shared his eye-witnessed tales of favouritism in the Pakistan cricket team. He said the atmosphere in the team was very unwelcoming when he made his debut back in 2000.

“When I made my debut in 2000, we had come after playing the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. The Pakistan senior team had come back from Australia at the time and there were a lot of changes being made. They had dropped 5-6 players due to the bad performance,” he told Kamran Akmal’s Youtube channel.

Yasir Arafat
Image credits: Cric shots

“Even the captaincy, I think, Wasim Akram was doing it (Saeed Anwar was the captain). In that match Younis Khan and another batsman Imran Abbas also made their debuts. The atmosphere was such, and the senior players had such an attitude that you would feel that you are unwelcome in the team,” he added.

“It felt like an alien atmosphere” Yasir Arafat on Pakistan cricket team

Arafat mentioned his suffering in the Pakistan team where it was an alien atmosphere he reckoned.  The Pakistan management fast-tracked based on liking, even when the players were under-performing, and in doing so many talented players didn’t get a chance. He gave examples of Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood, who were the best all-rounders of the time, being unavailable and still players being fast-tracked on the basis of liking.

“It felt like an alien atmosphere where, if you need to perform, you needed to do it all by yourself and you won’t get any support at all. As far as Pakistan cricket is concerned, we haven’t had better all-rounders than Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood.” said Yasir Arafat

 ” But even when they were not there, other cricketers were fast-tracked based on someone’s liking, someone who had played two matches of first-class cricket or not played at all. I didn’t understand why I was not in their good books.” he concluded

Yasir Arafat claimed a total of 29 wickets and scored 390 runs across all formats in his international career, which came to an end against India in the 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka

Shoaib Akhtar, Misbah-ul-Haq
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Shoaib Akhtar Lashes Out At ‘Meek’ Misbah-Ul-Haq, Wants Latter To Make Bold Decisions Instead Of Excuses

While speaking to Geo News, former Pakistan speedster – Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at his ex-teammate, Misbah-ul-Haq for his recent comments which had not gone well with Rawalpindi Express. In his latest statement, Misbah had maintained that Pakistan had not done well even before him joining as a chief coach.

Akhtar reiterated that Misbah, who is a chief-selector-cum coach, should give positive statements and forget what had taken place in the past. Shoaib’s explanation came after being asked about Misbah’s approach before the media.

Don’t complain but take decisions: Shoaib Akhtar to Misbah-ul-Haq

Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The star bowler Akhtar further added that Misbah should have taken responsibility on his shoulders rather complaining about the poor results of the team. Known for his nonchalant approach, Akhtar added, that if he would have been appointed at former captain’s position, he would have admitted his mistake and find the solution — to sort out things rather making excuses.

Outspoken Akhtar has often criticised Pakistan team for their poor performances in the recent past. However, he had subsequently suggested how his nation’s team could become stronger to make some courageous decisions in terms of merit and methodology.

“Honest and strong people don’t complain but take decisions. If I had been in his place, I would have said that it is my fault, I will set it right,” Shoaib Akhtar lambasted Misbah on Geo News.

Shoaib’s explanation came after being asked about Misbah’s approach before the media. Recently, Pakistan had lost the Test series and drawn T20I series 1-1 in England.

Misbah-ul-Haq should focus on improving things: Shoaib Akhtar

Misbah-ul-Haq, inzamam-ul-haq
Misbah-ul-Haq. Photo Credit: PCB.

As Misbah is playing a dual role, Akhtar remarked that it becomes very important for a person like him to work on the betterment of the game.

Shoaib further added that Misbah should have said, that he is there to play a quintessential role as a supremo rather looking at the past.

“That is the straight point. He should have said that what had happened earlier or not happened is left behind, and now that I am at the job, I will improve things,” he said.

The 45-year-old Akhtar, who also runs his YouTube channel, asserted that he’s not like Misbah. He believes the former cricketer should have shown buoyancy on being part of the management.

“Playing around here and there, is probably Misbah but this is not me. I am not like that. Whatever has happened, now that you are there, you need to say with confidence that you are there now, you will see how to set things right,” Shoaib Akhtar stated.

Shoiab, who represented Pakistan between 1997 and 2011, has featured in 163 ODIs, 46 Tests and 15 T20Is. He had snared 444 wickets across formats.

Misbah-ul-Haq,
Misbah-ul-Haq. Photo Credit: PCB.
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‘Pakistan Also Deserves Similar Support’: Misbah-ul-Haq On Countries Avoiding Tours To Pakistan

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has opined that Pakistan deserves similar support from countries as the others get. He has urged the cricketing nations to tour Pakistan. The Pakistan Team was touring England for a Test and T20I series, which ended recently.  The T20I series ended in a draw after the first match was abandoned due to rain,  the second was won by England and the third by the visitors. Pakistan’s tour of England ended with a 1-0 loss in the Test Series and 1-1 draw in the T20I series.

Pakistan were all set to tour South Africa in October, but it is most likely to be canceled considering CSA’s finances and the IPL 2020 beginning on September 19.

England, Pakistan
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These are times when the cricket world needs mutual support: Misbah-ul-Haq

Former Pakistan cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq has opined that Pakistan deserves support from countries in these tough times, in context to other countries touring Pakistan. He also said the England tour was important for both countries in the tough times of the pandemic. Countries have been skeptical about touring Pakistan since the militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in 2009, in Lahore.

“Our tour to England was important for both countries. It was also important to support the cricket world in general and English cricket in particular in these testing times of Covid-19.

Misbah-Ul-Haq, Pakistan
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“Pakistan also deserves similar support from other countries. These are times when the cricket world needs mutual support.”Misbah-ul- Haq said in a press conference.

Misbah-ul-Haq will be asked to reflect on his own and team’s performances, and share his vision for the future by PCB: Ehsan Mani

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani has stated that PCB will be interviewing Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq where he will have to reflect on the performance of him and his team throughout the year. He will also have to share his vision for the team’s future. Mani said he believes in empowerment and that’s why Misbah was appointed as the coach.

“I believe in empowerment and that’s precisely why Misbah was given full authority and support. But he very much remains accountable and as part of his appraisal process, he will be interviewed by the PCB Cricket Committee,” Mani told ‘Dawn’ newspaper.

PCB, chairman, Ehsan Mani, India, Pakistan,
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“He will be asked to reflect on his own and team’s performances, and share his vision for the future.” he added.

The record under Misbah-ul-Haq has been underwhelming.  In the past 12 months, Pakistan won two and lost three Test matches. They won two out of three ODIs (one match was rain abandoned) and won three T20Is out of 12 with three washouts. They lost the recent Test series in England 0-1 and drew the T20 series 1-1.

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