The CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan , has denied all the rumors developed to sack the head coach Misbah ul Haq from the post and choosing either Gary Kirsten or Andy Flower as the replacement.
Denying the reports and terming them as false, Wasim said that the ex-Zimbabwe cricketer is committed to his national duties, hence, cannot take over Misbah. He also cleared that the bowling coach and Misbah are signed on a three-year contract by PCB but can be dismissed earlier if they fail to perform during the South Africa series.
No Andy Flower or Gary Kristen available for the PCB head coach’s job
Notably, the favorites candidates cannot be available for two more years as per the reports rounding nowadays. Hence, if there will be any official report regarding sacking Misbah, these two contestants would not be taking over the vacancy.
“Flower will not be available for two years due to his commitments,” he said. “There is no truth to the report of him replacing Misbah. We have not signed a deal with anyone at this moment.”
“A three-year deal has been signed with him and [bowling coach] Waqar Younis, but they can be let go before their given term,”
Wasim’s comments got viral in reply to Shoaib Akhtar, who had earlier made a bold claim saying that Gary and Flower already have been signed by PCB but will not be available before PSL 6.
“PCB has already offered Andy Flower the head coach job. He is not accepting it due to his coaching commitment with Multan Sultans. But once PSL is over, he’ll take over. The decision to sack Misbah is already taken. They are not giving him any chance.”