'Continuous changes in PCB affect players' performance,' says Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah believes that Pakistan have a good chance to perform well in the upcoming World Cup in India

By Web Desk
July 13, 2023
Misbah-ul-Haq remained head coach and cheif selector during Ehsan Mani's chairmanship tenure - PCB

Former Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq spoke against continuous changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set-up. 

Misbah, who remained head coach and chief selector of the Pakistan team during Ehsan Mani's tenure, thinks that uncertainty in the cricket board affects players' performance. 

"I have always said, so many changes in PCB are not good, they create uncertainty and also affect players' performance," said Misbah, who is also considered Pakistan's one of the most successful captains. 

During the last six to eight months, several changes were witnessed in the PCB including the head's position. In December last year, Ramiz Raja was removed from the chairmanship and Najam Sethi was appointed as Management Committee's chairman to enforce 2014 constitution. Earlier this month, Sethi withdrew himself from the chairman's elections and Zaka Ashraf took charge as the new Management Committee head. Ashraf, who remained PCB chairman during the last government of the Pakistan Peoples Party, will run the board for four months. 

Pakistan's chances in World Cup 

Misbah believes that Pakistan have a good chance to perform well in the upcoming World Cup in India. 

"In the recent past, Pakistan haven't performed well but they have a good chance this time around," said the cricketer-turned-coach who is currently busy with his social work. 

"There is always crowd pressure in India but the conditions there are good. Players get a chance to perform and become stars," he said. 

Misbah was part of Pakistan's squad that featured in the last ICC World Cup in India back in 2011. 

The cricketer also advised India to not bring politics into cricket. 

"We have always been vocal about this, politics should be kept away from cricket. There should be a permanent solution to the Pakistan-India cricket deadlock," he concluded.