Pak Cricket News
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan
has said that the replacement for Test Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has not
been decided yet (Pak cricket News).
While talking about who will replace Test captain Misbahul Haq, who
is expected to step down from the helm after the New Zealand and Australia
tours, Shaharyar said that a successor hasn’t been decided yet.
“We haven’t decided who will lead the Test side once Misbah steps
down,” he said. “If the upcoming tours in Australia and New Zealand
go well then we can even ask Misbah to continue leading the side for a
while,” Shaharyar also said.
He further added, “Misbah and Younus Khan have been performing
well for Pakistan and are in contention to remain in the side. However,
they are nearing their retirements and for the future of the team we must
make preparations from now.”
Moreover, speaking about Muhammad Hafeez, Shaharyar said Hafeez’s illegal bowling
action led him to be stripped off the status of an all-rounder and he will play
as a batsman if he ever got picked for the national side.
“Hafeez has requested to be tested in Loughborough, Cardiff and we obliged
because he is a senior player of the team. However, if he fails to clear his test
once again, it will be extremely difficult for the selection committee to include
him in the national side,” Shaharyar also said.
Furthermore, commenting on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) enters its second edition
in 2017 and PSL Chairman Najam Sethi had announced earlier that the T20
league would become an independent entity, separate from the PCB, Shaharyar
also said that the board itself gave permission for this to happen.
“The league authorities feel that they will enjoy more freedom as an independent
company as they will be able to take administrative decisions on their own.
They can certainly do that as long as there are no violations of PCB rules. This
decision was made by the Board of Governors,” he said.