Akram likely to become chief selector after Misbah resigned

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Former Test cricketer Mohammad Akram is likely to become the new chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team after Misbah-ul-Haq resigned from the post on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with a couple of more former Test cricketers alongside Akram who is reportedly a strong candidate to take up the position.

Akram, who played 9 Tests and 23 ODIs, is currently the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi. If he gets the post, he will have to leave the one-time PSL winners according to PCB’s one-job at a time policy.

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It must be noted here that Misbah stepped down as the national team’s chief selector due to the burden of dual roles. “I have decided to resign as chief selector as we have ten important tours coming and I will not be able to coordinate and focus on domestic cricket and team selections,” he said while talking to the media after leaving a post.

Meanwhile, some reports suggest that Misbah’s meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan to raise the departmental cricket issue has disrupted his relations with the cricket board. But, the former cricketer refused all reports and said his decision had nothing to do with any such meetings.

“The resignation has nothing to do with meeting PM Khan or Chairman PCB. If this was the case, I would have resigned from both the posts,” he told reporters.

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