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COVID-19 protocols, accidents led to debacle in New Zealand: Misbah-ul-Haq

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LAHORE: Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday admitted that the efficiency of the nationwide crew was not passable and believed that strict COVID-19 protocols and a number of accidents led to the debacle in New Zealand.

He was addressing the media in the present day the place he mentioned intimately in regards to the not too long ago concluded New Zealand sequence, Mohammad Amir’s controversial announcement to stop the worldwide cricket and his future because the nationwide cricket head coach.

‘We are here for betterment’

Each Misbah and bowling coach Waqar Younis have been requested to seem earlier than the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee on Tuesday to elucidate the current sequence losses in opposition to New Zealand.

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The 46-year-old mentioned that efficiency overview is a standard follow and hoped that the committee assembly is to not grill somebody.

“Series analysis is very important and the cricket board has every right to do it,” Misbah mentioned. “It’s a normal practice for me. I presented the performance review to bog [Board of governors] earlier, too.”

Nevertheless, the previous cricketer mentioned that they want the board’s confidence to proceed. “We must not have a communication gap. We obviously need board’s confidence and can’t have uncertainty because producing end results take time,” he mentioned.

His feedback got here after some media experiences urged that the PCB is trying to exchange him with a overseas coach.

“We can’t assume things. Obviously we are there only to give report and recommendations. I hope it is not to grill someone,” he mentioned. “It [appearing before cricket committee] is not something to be minded. We are both there for Pakistan cricket.”

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“Only MIsbah can not be held responsible for the failure.”

‘COVID-19 protocols taking a toll on players’

Misbah mentioned that whereas the crew failed in all three departments, he doesn’t doubt gamers’ dedication to the sequence as everybody tried to provide their finest.

“These are young players; they need more time to improve,” he mentioned. “We must accept that opposition was better than us in all three departments. We tried our best but they played better.”

The previous cricketer added that injury-stricken squad and staying in a bio-secure bubble affected the gamers’ performances.

“Covid is somehow affecting the performances of players. It’s bothering them physically and mentally. It’s a big factor; we are worried about how to continue in these circumstances,” Misbah mentioned.

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He, nonetheless, mentioned that he’s happy together with his crew choice throughout his tenure because the chief selector.

‘Ready to welcome Mohammad Amir back’

Responding to Mohammad Amir’s criticism, Misbah mentioned there was nothing private and he was not chosen as a consequence of his poor efficiency.

“Mohammad Amir has his own opinion. I have always respected the players,” he mentioned.

He didn’t go to England for private causes and was known as in when he turned out there.

“When he was inducted into the team in 2016 I supported him, don’t know why he spoke about me like this.”

Misbah mentioned that he would welcome the quick bowler.

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