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PCB unlikely to take action against Misbah, Azhar

PCB unlikely to take action against Misbah, Azhar
KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities are expected to summon the country’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Test captain Azhar Ali after the duo bypassed top Board management and met with...

However, he did hint that both Misbah and Azhar will be asked to appear before Ehsan Mani, the PCB chairman, and explain as to why they bypassed the Board officials and directly sought a meeting with the premier, who is also PCB’s patron.Misbah and Azhar, together with senior allrounder Mohammad Hafeez, met with Khan at his Islamabad residence last week to plead the case of departmental cricket.The move by Misbah and Azhar, who are both among the highest paid employees of PCB, irked the Board chiefs.While Hafeez, who is not a centrally-contracted player, will get away without any consequences, Misbah and Azhar are expected to get a dressing down.

Sports September 19, 2020 KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities are expected to summon the country’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Test captain Azhar Ali after the duo bypassed top Board management and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in a bid to help revive departmental cricket.“I don’t think there is unemployment at large with the end of departmental cricket, most of the sidelined players didn’t have a future in the game or were past their prime as players and nearing retirement,” Afridi said.

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