Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis have been asked to meet with the country’s council’s Cricket Committee in the next few days to review the team’s poor form in New Zealand.
A senior official with the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) said the meeting would most likely be held in Lahore but a date had yet to be determined.
Batting coach Younis Khan has not been invited to the meeting.
“Younis has just started his contract with PCB with a tour of New Zealand while Misbah and Waqar have completed 16 months of work, which is why the cricket committee wants to discuss cricket issues with them,” the official said. PTI.
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Misbah is also expected to address a press conference on Monday in Lahore as Pakistani players and team officials begin to return from New Zealand.
Speculation raged about the future of Misbah and Waqar after an unfortunate performance in New Zealand. Pakistan suffered heavy defeats in both Tests. The team also lost in the previous three matches T20I drew 1-2.
“PCB has been conveyed by its chief patron, prime minister, Imran Khan that the team’s performance has been unsatisfactory and no improvement has been seen in the team in the past year,” said a well informed source. .
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The source said Misbah and Waqar were expected to face some tough questions at a cricket committee meeting led by former Tes goalkeeper Saleem Yousuf. Former captain Wasim Akram is a member of the panel.
“Whenever team officials are called before the cricket committee, it is not a good sign,” said the source, adding that Misbah’s shock resignation may not be ruled out.
With the South African squad due to reach Karachi on Saturday and the first Tests starting from January 26, PCB is facing a tough situation and it will be interesting to see future action from the board.