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Andy Flower to switch Misbah-ul-Haq after PSL, says Shoaib Akhtar

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  • Andy Flower to switch Misbah after PSL ends, says Akhtar
  • Says the “decision to sack Misbah is already taken; PCB not giving him any chance”
  • Akhtar criticises PCB for appointing Misbah within the first place, calling them each “mediocre”

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provided the teaching job to former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower to switch head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar claimed on Wednesday.

In keeping with Geo Tremendous, Akhtar, making the declare on his well-known YouTube channel, stated that Flower will take over after season six of Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) is over.

“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,” Akhtar stated. “The decision to sack Misbah is already taken. They are not giving him any chance. “

Read more: PCB curtails Misbah’s selection powers; Babar Azam to have final say

Earlier on Tuesday, Misbah and bowling coach Waqar Younis appeared before PCB Cricket Committee to explain the recent series losses against New Zealand. The coaching duo was given a reprieve on account of injuries and problems caused by the pandemic.

The board has scheduled another Cricket Committee meeting following South Africa series, giving the coaching staff a lifeline.

“It’s all lies! The whole performance review thing after South Africa series is not true. They have already signed contract with Flower,” Akhtar stated.

The quick bowler criticised the board for appointing Misbah within the first place, calling them each “mediocre”. 

“PCB knowingly appoints average people so it could remove them in six months to avoid criticism. It’s a mediocre organisation appointing mediocre players,” he stated.

Learn extra: PCB giving severe thought to changing Misbah as head coach

Akhtar additionally mocked bowling coach Waqar Younis’s willingness to work beneath Misbah. “The greatest fast bowler in the history of cricket is working under Misbah. Fear God, Vicky bhai!” he stated.

“You [Waqar] complain that Misbah doesn’t listen to you. Why would he when he is the head coach? How could you work under him?” Akhtar requested.

The pacer added that it’s an alarming scenario for Pakistan cricket and he’s afraid of the workforce getting humiliated by South Africa at house.

Pakistan will play South Africa for 2 Exams and three T20Is from January 26 to February 14. 

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