Misbah, Waqar leave Pakistan team just weeks before T20 WC

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Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis have stepped down from their posts before the upcoming T20 World Cup.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Misbah left his job citing a hectic schedule and Waqar followed him just because they both resumed coaching together in 2019.

“Considering that I would have had to continue to spend considerable time away from my family in a bio-secure environment, I have decided to step down from the role,” Misbah said in a released statement by PCB.

“After Misbah shared with me his decision and future plans, it was a straightforward one for me to resign as we had walked into the roles together, had worked as a pair, and now also step down together,” Waqar said.

PCB has made former Test cricketers Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq interim coaches for the upcoming home ODI and T20I series against New Zealand. The Kewis are coming to Pakistan after 18 years to play white-ball cricket from September 17 to October 3.

The cricket board will announce the appointment on the left posts for the T20 World Cup in due course.

Remember, Pakistan are also lined up to play two T20Is against England at home. Their T20 World Cup campaign starts against India on October 24.

Read: Cricket fans are unsatisfied with Pakistan team for T20 WC

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