PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Sunday announced that the board's chief executive, Wasim Khan, has stepped down from his position as head of the Cricket Committee. “We are taking steps to improvement. Revamp steps for improvement have been taken. Wasim will step down as cricket committee chair,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani told. “We will be appointing two former cricketers in the committee who will be authorized to meet any member of our cricket family and give suggestions for betterment of the game,” he added. Three months back, the Cricket Committee had recommended the sacking of foreign head coach Mickey Arthur and the national team's bowling and batting coaches after Pakistan failed to reach the semifinals of the World Cup. At that time Wasim headed the committee which included Misbah-ul-Haq, who is now head coach-cum-chief selector, and fast bowling great Wasim Akram. An independent chairman for the committee will be appointed, Mani said.
Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to play two Tests and three T20I series next year in Pakistan between January and February. The Bangladesh Cricket Board will approach its Pakistani counterparts for a split series, Cricbuzz understands. Bangladesh, scheduled to tour Pakistan, are willing to play only the T20I series in the country and will request for the Test series to be staged at a neutral venue. Now, the chairman of BCB cricket operation Bangladesh Akram Khan has stated that they might ask PCB to split Test and T20I series. However, which series will be played first will depend on the security reports. According to him, if they don’t get a green signal from the officers, they might discuss with PCB to play at a neutral venue. "We may ask Pakistan to split the Test and Twenty20 series," said BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan. "Which series we play first will depend on the security report. If we don't get the green signal for some reason then we have to discuss with them over playing at a neutral venue but if we get the green signal then it's different," he said.
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