Misbah-ul-Haq announced to continue serving as Coach but steps down from the position of Chief Selector of Pakistan National Cricket Team. Misbah informed PCB-Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan about this decision during the National T20 Cup in Islamabad.
However, Misbah has accepted the request of PCB to continue serving as Chief Selector till 30th November by which time a new Chief Selector will be appointed. This means that Misbah will announce the squads for the home series against Zimbabwe on 19th October and then for the away series against New Zealand.
According to Misbah the decision will facilitate him to focus solely on coaching the players as over the next two years, Pakistan will feature in ICC T20 World Cup 2021, two Asia Cups and 10 FTP series against England, South Africa, Australia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies.
Pakistan’s Tentative FTP Scheduke Till September 2022
Oct/Nov 2020 – Home series against Zimbabwe (three ODIs and three T20Is)
Nov/Dec 2020 – Away series against New Zealand (two Tests and three T20Is)
Jan/Feb 2021 – Home series against South Africa (two Tests and three T20Is)
Apr 2021 – Away tour to Zimbabwe (two Tests and three T20Is)
Jun 2021 – Away tour to England (three ODIs and three T20Is)
Sep/Oct 2021 – Home series against New Zealand (three ODIs and three T20Is)
Nov 2021 – Away tour to Bangladesh (two Tests, three T20Is)
Dec 2021 – Home series against West Indies (three ODIs, three T20Is)
Feb/Mar 2022 – Home series against Australia (two Tests, three ODIs, three T20Is)
Jul 2022 – Away tour to Sri Lanka (three Tests, three ODIs)
Asia Cup 2021, Sri Lanka (dates TBC)
ICC T20 World Cup 2021, India (October/November)
Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan (dates TBC)