Battle cloud after Islamabad United appoint Misbah-ul-Haq as coach

Dean Jones has confirmed that he has been sacked by Islamabad United as head coach, with former captain Misbah-ul-Haq all however having changed him. The signing of Misbah – who can also be Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector – has led to the 5 different PSL franchises elevating objections, mentioning the problem of a possible battle of curiosity given his a number of roles.

Jones confirmed his sacking through a video message on Twitter, the place he expressed his disappointment whereas additionally recalling his stint with the staff, with whom he received two titles. It’s understood, nevertheless, that his elimination had been on the playing cards for greater than a yr and ESPNcricinfo had reported earlier that Misbah was anticipated to take over

Islamabad are but to formally announce Misbah’s appointment, however they’ve had him on board weeks earlier than he signed up for the Pakistan job. Additionally it is understood that the PCB, who had earlier promised to type a coverage towards holding twin jobs in the identical set-up, had agreed to Misbah having a number of jobs throughout the similar organisation.

The PCB is now dealing with vital stress from the opposite franchises to debate the problem. One of many doable options floated is to bar Misbah from collaborating within the choice course of on the PSL draft day. Franchises have additionally objected Misbah’s presence within the dressing room as head coach with Islamabad.

The PCB’s chief govt officer Wasim Khan had earlier contended that permitting Misbah to teach on the PSL would in the end be to “Pakistan’s profit”. Additionally it is understood that in his time in PSL he is not going to get a wage from the PCB for his position with the Pakistan nationwide staff.

Final yr, the PCB, underneath Mani, had eliminated chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq from the PSL participant draft committee due to a possible battle of curiosity since he was concerned in a talent-hunt programme run by one of many event’s franchises, Lahore Qalandars. Tauseef Ahmed, who was a part of the nationwide choice committee whereas additionally serving as Islamabad United’s spin coach, was additionally not noted of the PSL draft committee.

The twin-role situation had additionally cropped up with former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, who was additionally head coach at Karachi Kings for 3 of his 4 years within the nationwide job. Equally, Azhar Mahmood was bowling coach of Pakistan in addition to Karachi Kings. The contract signed by them with the PCB initially allowed them to take up twin roles however after Mani took cost as PCB chairman, he came down towards it. Arthur, nevertheless, has now been faraway from the position by Karachi Kings.

Misbah’s earlier stint with Islamabad had ended on a foul be aware after he backtracked on his settlement to be their mentor for the 2019 version. He was picked as a participant as an alternative and went on to play for Peshawar Zalmi. Earlier than altering his determination, Misbah reportedly provided Islamabad his companies as a participant however the franchise was not eager to have him in that position.