Dual role of chief selector, head coach on cards for Misbah-ul-Haq

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Pakistan’s former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq likely to play a dual role as Pakistan cricket team Head Coach-cum-Chief Selector under the new model being introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), reliable sources told natcour.com.

It is pertinent to mention here that, MD PCB in his media talk had also disclosed that the PCB is considering three models for the selection panel of the senior team; the first one is the existing one comprising of chairman and three or four members of the selection committee, the second one is to appoint a chief selector only and to give extra role to the head coaches of the six provincial teams in the domestic season who will be asked to also perform as selectors and recommend the names of talented players to chief selector, while the third model is that only one person will play dual role of chief selector and head coach to whom all the head coaches of the six provincial teams will report and give feed back about the talented players.

The 2-in-1 role would not only give the head coach absolute authority over selection, but it would also help to make the person accountable for the team’s performances.

Misbah-ul-Haq had earlier faced criticism for being a defensive batsman, Misbah silenced his critics in 2014 by scoring a Test century off just 56 balls against Australia that equaled Sir Vivan Richards’s long standing record.