Ramiz asked Misbah, Waqar to resign: reports

Ramiz Raja to make reforms in selection policy AFP

Ramiz Raja’s conversation with Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis led to his and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq’s resignation just a month before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Ramiz, who is imminent to be elected as the Pakistan Cricket
Board chairman, met the former fast bowler two days ago and told him about his
plans to sack him and Misbah as soon as he assumes the PCB charge, sources told

“I’ve taken some strict decisions regarding the team management, please don’t mind,” Ramiz told Waqar according to the sources.

“Have only tried to improve the team in the last 24
months,” Waqar repied.

Sources said Waqar told Ramiz that he will make a decision
after consulting with Misbah. They added that Waqar wanted to resign before PCB
forces him to do so.

He and Misbah stepped down from their respective posts on
Monday, hours after chief selector Mohammad Wasim announced Pakistan’s squad
for the T20 World Cup.

The same squad will feature in the upcoming five-match T20
International series against New Zealand and two T20Is against England before
it flies to the UAE for the mega event. It starts October 17.

According to a PCB press release, Misbah reflected on his
performance at the helm of the national team management. Considering the
international cricket schedule ahead, Misbah decided to resign from the post in
order to spend time with his family.

“I understand that the timing may not be ideal but I
don’t think I am in the right frame of mind for the upcoming challenges and it
makes sense for someone fresh to step-in and take the side forward,” the
press release quoted him as saying.

The PCB statement said Waqar decided to resign after Misbah
shared his decision with him. “It was a straightforward one for me to
resign as we had walked into the roles together,” it quoted him as saying.

The series against the Kiwis will be played from September
21. It will be held after a three-match One-day International series which
kicks off on September 17. Pakistan will host England in October.

The PCB has appointed Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq as
the interim coaches for the New Zealand series.

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