PCB dismisses stories of Andy Flower’s appointment as head coach

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Waseem Khan. Photo: FilePCB CEO Waseem Khan says that  Andy  Flower is busy for the following two years and the board has not signed any settlement with himThe PCB chief says that Gary Christine can be not obtainable in the meanwhile.Khan says the board wished to present Misbah “one more chance”, earlier than taking any determination.LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) debunked stories claiming that head coach Misbah ul Haq is being changed by former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower after Pakistan’s failed sequence towards the Proteas, Jang reported on Friday.PCB CEO Waseem  Khan advised reporters that Flower is busy for the following two years and the board has not signed any settlement with him. “The news of Misbah’s removal holds no truth. No deal has been signed with anyone.” The PCB chief added that Gary Christine can be not obtainable in the meanwhile. “We have made everything clear to Misbah in the last committee meeting. His performance will be reviewed after the South Africa series in the meeting scheduled to be held on February 15 or 16.”Khan stated the board wished to present Misbah “one more chance”, including that though he and Waqar Younis signed a three-year contract, the settlement might be ended earlier than time.On Wednesday, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar had claimed that PCB has supplied the teaching job to Andy Flower to exchange head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.According to Geo Super, Akhtar, making the declare on his YouTube channel, stated that Flower will take over after season six of Pakistan Super 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.”Misbah and bowling coach Waqar Younis had 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 the South Africa series, giving the coaching staff a lifeline.“It’s all lies! The whole performance review thing after the South Africa series is not true. They have already signed a contract with Flower,” Akhtar stated.

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