Pakistan’s head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, and bowling coach, Waqar Younis have stepped down from their roles effective immediately. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that former international players, Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq will be appointed as interim coaches for the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand.
Both Misbah and Waqar were appointed in their positions in September 2019 and both have decided to resign after careful consideration.
Misbah said, “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.”
He thanked the PCB for granting him the opportunity and their support throughout his tenure.
Waqar also revealed his decision to retire and said, “After Misbah shared with me his decision and future plans, it was a straightforward one for me to resign as we had walked into the roles together, had worked collectively as a pair and now also step down together.”