Misbah’s knowledge of domestic game makes him best candidate for coaching gig: Akmal

Veteran gloveman endorses PCB’s decision to part ways with former management.

By Web Desk
August 26, 2019
Kamran Akmal gives the green signal to Misbah-ul-Haq's candidacy for his application for had coach. Photo: Kamran Akmal Instagram  

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has backed his former captain Misbah-ul-Haq for Pakistan cricket team’s vacant head coaching position, saying that the man from Mianwali would be “an excellent choice”.

Akmal, in quotes published in Daily Express, said that “Pakistan cricket has deteriorated a lot, and in these circumstances a new team management was necessary.”

He said that the team did not achieve anything major under the former Mickey Arthur-led management, except for the Champions Trophy as he endorsed Misbah’s candidacy for the job.

He said the PCB’s decision to appoint a new set of coaches was the right call, adding that “whoever comes in charge now will be better for national cricket.”

The national team, as per Akmal, does not just require “fitness and training but far more than that”, which he did not elaborate.

He said he has a lot of expectations from Misbah as he has a vast experience of playing on the domestic circuit. “Which player is performing how well, and what kind of attitude and fitness he has — Misbah knows this very well,” said Akmal.

“He had been playing domestic cricket till his final playing year. In my opinion he is the best candidate for the job.”