Misbah steps down as Pakistan head coach, bowling coach Waqar Younis also resigns

Pakistan have been hit with a double blow a month before the T20 World Cup 2021 as their head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis have resigned from their roles, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday (September 6). In its release, the board announced that the former cricketers delivered their decision in the morning.

Both the former cricketers had joined the backroom staff in September 2019. Misbah, who had joined the backroom staff for the first time, was also named as the chief selector. He resigned from the post of chief selector last year.

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“The quarantine in Jamaica post the West Indies series provided me with an opportunity to reflect on the past 24 months as well as the schedule for international cricket ahead. Considering that I would have had to continue to spend considerable time away from my family and that too in a bio-secure environment, I have decided to step down from the role,” Misbah said in PCB’s release.

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