Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, has returned to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as an advisor to the Chairman of the Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf. This marks Misbah’s comeback to the board, almost two years after he resigned from his position as head coach.
The appointment is an honorary role, and Misbah will not be receiving any payment for his services. According to sources, Ashraf initially offered Misbah a full-time role, which he declined. However, after discussions, Misbah agreed to lead the cricket and technical committees.
During a meeting on Monday, Misbah and Ashraf finalized the development, and the former Pakistan skipper will now provide advice to the Chairman on various matters concerning the PCB. He will also represent the board at International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings.
Ashraf mentioned that he would involve Misbah in important decisions related to the PCB, and his input will be crucial in setting up the new national selection committee. Additionally, Ashraf revealed that discussions are ongoing regarding the appointment of a media director for the board.
In September 2019, Misbah replaced Mickey Arthur as the head coach of Pakistan. Prior to that, he had also served as the chief selector. During his captaincy, Pakistan became the top-ranked Test side in the world.