Misbah ul Haq has been appointed the head coach and chairman of selectors of Pakistan, the PCB announced on Wednesday (September 4). Misbah will have Waqar Younis as the bowling coach with both veterans serving for a three-year cycle. Both Misbah and Younis were picked by a five-member panel that included Intikhab Alam (former captain), Bazid Khan (former cricket), Asad Ali Khan (Member of the Board of Governors), Wasim Khan (Chief Executive, PCB) and Zakir Khan (Director - International Cricket).
"It is very humbling for me to join a select group of some of the very best to have coached the Pakistan national sides in the past. It is an honour and more than that, a massive responsibility as we live and breathe cricket," Misbah said. "I know expectations are high, but I am absolutely ready and up for the task, otherwise I would not have thrown my name in the hat for one of the most challenging and coveted roles in Pakistan cricket."