PCB Cricket Committee to take decision on split captaincy and new coach this month

The PCB could reduce the burden of captaincy on Sarfaraz Ahmed.

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Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Cricket Committee will have a meeting later this month of July to take a final call on whether there is a need to splitting captaincy and inviting fresh applications for the national cricket team coach and other support staff in Lahore.

It is learned that the meeting will be held on 29 July – that was recently delayed because of Misbah-ul-Haq, one of the members of the panel, who had plans to travel to the USA for personal work.

The source revealed to PTI, “If he travels, then he will attend the meeting via video link and if he is in Lahore, he will be present in person.”

Pakistan’s performance at the World Cup 2019, where they finished fifth in the tournament, will be on the top agenda at the meeting which will be chaired by PCB MD Wasim Khan with other members are Wasim Akram and Urooj Mumtaz, a former captain of the national women’s team.

The source also revealed that the head coach Mickey Arthur was already told by PCB chief Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan that he would not get any extension as his contract has expired after World Cup 2019 during a meeting in London and was also asked that he would have to apply afresh for the post.

The source said that the PCB has also started making inquiries about potential candidates for the support staff and the name of ex-Zimbabwe captain and former England head coach Andy Flower was on the list.

The source signed off by saying, “The PCB is impressed with the work done by Flower as a coach and then at the England Cricket Board’s academy behind the scenes to build a strong ODI squad which went on to win the World Cup.”

(With PTI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Jul, 2019

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