Pakistan is going to host a three-match T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka. This is the first series that is going to be organized after a long spell of time. The series is going to kick off from 27th September 2019. During a press conference Misbah-ul Haq, the newly appointed Pakistan head coach had given his statement about getting the role.
Misbah-ul-Haq, after retiring from cricket, this is the first time that he will be the part of the team as a coach. He has been appointed for a dual role of coach as well as the selector for three years. According to him, he made no demands to the Pakistan Cricket Board and only wanted them to match the payment of previous coach Mickey Arthur.
Misbah-Ul-Haq salary is equivalent to that of the previous coach Mickey Arthur
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels it was no magic to get the job of a coach.“I’ve not performed any magic to get the jobs, I didn’t make any salary demands, I just asked them to pay me what they were paying the previous coach,” Misbah said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Misbah-ul-Haq "I've not performed any magic to get the jobs, I didn't make any salary demands, I just asked them to pay me what they were paying the previous coach" #Cricket pic.twitter.com/9v3BV6JYaH
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 25, 2019
A Geo News report says that Misbah has signed a whopping Rs. 2.8 million (PKR, monthly) deal with the PCB and former Pakistan captain is slated to receive around Rs 3.4 crore per annum for his period of three years for his dual role of the head coach and chief selector but it is still lower than the wages of Ravi Shastri who is currently the head coach of Team India. Reportedly, Shastri bags somewhere between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 10 crore per annum.
After 10 Sri Lanka players made themselves unavailable for the tour due to security concerns, Misbah-ul-Haq feels a full-strength Sri Lankan team would have made the series a more exciting but he still expects a competitive clash among the two teams. “Pakistan is not a cricketing nation which should be sidelined from cricket,” he said. “It has a rich history, we had won the T20 World Cup, we had been the No. 1 test team in the world, we had won the 50 overs World Cup. Pakistan is a big team, everyone should think about it,” added Misbah.
The three ODIs are scheduled to be played in Karachi whereas the T20Is series will be played in Lahore.
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