In a surprise, Mohammad Yousaf hits out at Misbah ul Huq and PCB over controversial dual appointment

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In a surprise, Mohammad Yousaf hits out at Misbah ul Huq and PCB over controversial dual appointment

ISLAMABAD - In a surprise, Mohammad Yousaf hits out at Misbah ul Huq and PCB over controversial dual appointment.

Mohammad Yousuf has strongly criticized PCB and their decision to appoint Misbah.

Speaking to media, Yousuf said that Misbah was not appointed based on merit. He further added that giving him the dual-role will prove to be a huge negative in the longer run.

The head coach will be with the national team then how would he be able to watch first-class players with his own eyes? The chief selector will have to rule on the basis of scorecards or through what the provincial coaches feed him. So if provincial coaches have to do all the work then what was the need of a chief selector?

Questioning the appointment again, Yousuf said that on merit, there were more deserving people than Misbah for the job.

If this was the case, bowling coach Waqar Younis was a more qualified candidate for the head coaching gig. I am appalled that how could Waqar Younis settle for the bowling coach’s role when on merit he should have been the head coach and chief selector.

Yousuf also backed Mickey Arthur’s suggestion that Misbah-ul-Haq backstabbed him to get the head coach job.

Because he [Misbah] himself wanted the job, Misbah opposed the former coaching regime the most as a member of the committee. It is why I say that his appointment was not on merit.

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