According to reports, Misbah ul Haq will make the announcement at 1:30pm (Pakistan time) via a press conference.

The former captain believes that it is no longer possible for him to focus on the dual responsibilities but will continue working as the national team’s head coach.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the dual roles but after reviewing the past 12 months and looking ahead at the workload in the next 24 months of my tenure, it is appropriate that I invest and dedicate all my time, energy and attention to one role from now on,” Misbah said.

“Coaching is my passion and my ultimate objective remains to contribute to the development of players and help the side achieve bigger successes. When I was appointed last year, I was offered the coaching role first and then given the option to also head the selection committee, which I had graciously accepted. I am grateful to the Pakistan Cricket Board for their understanding and for supporting my thought process,” he added.

He also said that he was satisfied that in his one year the national team had shown some development and some good young players had been groomed.

Misbah took over the job after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not extend Mickey Arthur’s contract as Pakistan failed to reach the semis of 2019 World Cup.

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