Misbah has steps down from his post

Misbah-ul-Haq:File Photo

Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down from cricket committee and submitted his application for the post of head coach.

45-year-old met Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) International Cricket Director Zakir Khan on Monday afternoon and informed him of his decision, following which he formally applied for the head coach’s role.

“It has been interesting to see my name being mentioned as a future head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, but the fact is I only made the decision today,” Misbah said.

“I am applying for the head coach’s role fully aware that the competition will be tough as I envisage there will be a few more very competent and highly qualified people applying for one of the most challenging jobs in the game.

“In saying so, I have to admit it is everyone’s dream to coach Pakistan cricket team, which has tremendous potential to be a force to be reckoned with across all formats.”

Earlier this month, the PCB had announced it had decided not to renew contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden.