Franchises ask for Misbah-ul-Haq’s non-involvement in the fifth season of PSL
Meanwhile, in the agreement made between PCB and Misbah, the 45 -year-old is allowed to work with any franchise in the T20 league.
Published - Oct 28, 2019 2:27 pm | Updated - Oct 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Misbah-ul-Haq, who was recently appointed as national team’s head coach-cum-chief selector by the PCB might be exempted from taking part in the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League. It is reported that the majority of PSL franchises don’t want Misbah’s involvement in the fifth edition of the league.
In the previous season, the same stance was taken against Inzamam-ul-Haq by the franchises. He was the chief selector at that time but, was dropped from the PSL committee. Later on, he had to call-off his association with a franchise.
A question mark on Misbah-ul Haq’s participation in PSL 2020
A source recited that recently a meeting was held to finalize the list of players for the PSL draft. In that four franchises told PCB official that allowing former Pakistan skipper to take part in the tournament will lead to a conflict of interest.
“These franchises made it clear they don’t want Misbah to take part in the PSL in any capacity either as coach or director with any franchise as it would be a major conflict of interest.” the source said as quoted by India Today.
He also told about what PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said on the presence of Mickey Arthur and Azhar Mahmood in PSL 2020.
“One franchise owner made the point that the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani himself has said that he couldn’t remove Pakistan’s former head coach Mickey Arthur and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood from the support staff of a franchise as they had got permission to take part in the PSL from the previous PCB chairman,” the source added.
Meanwhile, in the agreement made between PCB and Misbah, the 45 -year-old is allowed to work with any franchise in the T20 league. The 5th season of Pakistan Super League is scheduled to be held in February-March, 2020. There are rife speculations that two franchises are said to be in negotiations in order to draft in Misbah-ul-Haq as their team’s coach or director. The former skipper played 75 Tests, 162 ODIs and 39 T20Is and managed to get more than 10,000 international runs across all the formats.
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