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| On Sep 6, 2021 2:32 PM IST

Misbah, Waqar Younis step down from coaching positions after Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Squad announcement

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The Pakistan Cricket has been involved in controversies and bizarre decision making, and receive flak from the Pakistan fans and cricket fraternity. Earlier in the year, the selection of Azam Khan sparked criticizm by the fans terming it as a biased choice due to him being the son of former wicket-keeper Moin Khan. The pacer Mohammad Amir also retired from the international cricket citing the reasons of differences between him and duo of Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis.

Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis step down from coaching Position

In a major update, Pakistan head coach Misbah Ul Haq and Bowling coach Waqar Younis have stepped down from coaching positions after the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad announcement.

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The PCB also confirmed the exit of Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis ahead of the New Zealand tour and T20 World Cup. The duo were appointed as the coaches in September 2019, and there was still a year left for the contract to get completed.  In place of them, Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq will be the interim coach for the New Zealand series. Here are the reasons given by both Misbah and Waqar Younis to take an early exit,

“Considering that I would have had to continue to spend considerable time away from my family in a bio-secure environment, I have decided to step down from the role,” Misbah Ul Haq 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,” Waqar said.

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“We have focused on specialist T20 players and have considered the situation of the venues and our oppositions in the event,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said in a press conference.

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