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Iqbal criticises PCB after coaching snub

Pakistan Test cricketer shared his reservations on Twitter

Iqbal criticises PCB after coaching snub PHOTO COURTESY: Sohail Abbas

Pakistan Test cricketer Faisal Iqbal was left disappointed after he failed to get a role in the new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) setup.

According to details, Iqbal, who has represented Pakistan in 26 Tests and 18 One-day Internationals (ODIs), had applied for, both; Pakistan’s batting coach and regional coaching positions.

The 37-year-old used various hashtags, on his official Twitter account, to showcase his reservations.  

I Thought #NayaPakistan 🇵🇰 Would Be Full Of Merit??😏 But Nothings CHANGE Here! #PakistanCricket #NotPickedAsMentorPlayerDomestic #NotPicketAsCoachDomesticInternational #FavoritismInAppointments #DifferentRules4DifferentIndividuals #BiasTreatmentFromYears #MeritIsAJokeInPakistan

— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏 فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) September 4, 2019

It must be noted that PCB decided against shortlisting any of the applicants, Mohammad Wasim and Iqbal, for Pakistan’s batting coach position. The board is likely to appoint someone from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as assistant coach.        

The former captain was confirmed as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract.

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Earlier, the PCB had named former Pakistan captains Misbahul Haq and Waqar Younis as the head coach and bowling coach of the Men in Green. Misbah has also been given the added responsibility of being the chief selector of the national side. Misbah and Waqar have been appointed in all three formats on a three-year contract.

After the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, the board had decided not to renew the contracts of Head Coach Mickey Arthur, Bowling Coach Azhar Mahmood, Batting Coach Grant Flower and Trainer Grant Luden.