PCB limits Misbah’s choice powers forward of South Africa collection

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq addressing a press convention. Photo: FileAs per the brand new coverage, Misbah’s proper to select the staff was curtailed and captain Babar Azam will now have the ultimate say.Sources revealed that the position of a head coach can be advisory.New chief selector Muhammad Waseem will announce the squad in opposition to South Africa on Friday.LAHORE: Amid speculations about head coach Misbah-ul-Haq’s future within the staff,  the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) curtailed his choice powers as a part of its new coverage forward of South Africa collection.The new improvement got here after PCB Cricket Committee’s assembly  to overview staff’s efficiency throughout New Zealand tour.According to sources, as per the brand new coverage, Misbah’s proper to select the staff was curtailed and captain Babar Azam will now have the ultimate say with the session of different committee members whereas choosing the staff.“The role of a head coach will be advisory,” the sources added.New chief selector Muhammad Waseem will announce the squad in opposition to South Africa on Friday. He will seek the advice of the selectors, captain, and Misbah earlier than finalising the staff.The biosecure bubble of cricketers will begin on January 19 after the announcement of the staff in opposition to South Africa.Each participant should move a coronavirus take a look at earlier than becoming a member of the staff, the sources notified.Up till now, Misbah-ul-Haq used to have the ultimate say, whereas the captain was solely consulted. Following the event, the ultimate choice for the South Africa collection can be finished by Babar Azam, sources disclosed.Azam, head coach Misbah, amongst different coaches, will even be capable of seek the advice of Younis Khan relating to choice issues.According to sources, Cricket Committee members Wasim Akram, Umar Gul, and Urooj Mumtaz recommended in opposition to eradicating Misbah.The Pakistan cricket staff and its administration have come underneath fireplace after the poor efficiency in opposition to New Zealand.It was the third consecutive away collection loss in Tests that the Green Shirts suffered through the previous 14 months.