Mohammad Hafeez Resigns from PCB Technical Committee Ahead of World Cup 2023

Mohammad Hafeez, PCB, World Cup

In a surprising turn of events, former cricket captain Mohammad Hafeez has announced his resignation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Technical Committee. Hafeez, who had been serving as an honorary member of the committee, took to social media to share the news, expressing his gratitude to Zaka Ashraf and extending his best wishes to Pakistan cricket.

Hafeez’s decision to step down comes after a relatively short tenure of just under two months. The announcement coincided with a significant meeting chaired by Zaka Ashraf to review the performance of the Pakistan Men’s cricket team in the ACC Asia Cup 2023.

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During this crucial meeting, Mohammad Hafeez, along with the national coaching staff, played a pivotal role in evaluating the team’s performance. The National coaching staff, which includes Mickey Arthur, head coach Grant Bradburn, batting coach Andrew Puttick, bowling coach Morne Morkel, captain Babar Azam, and vice-captain Shadab Khan, were all part of the discussion.

Mohammad Hafeez Statement

In his social media post, Mohammad Hafeez announced, “I have decided to step down from the Pakistan cricket technical committee. I served as an honorary member and would like to thank Zaka Ashraf sb for giving me this opportunity. My best wishes are always with Pakistan cricket. Pakistan Zindabad .”

Misbah-ul-Haq Takes the Helm

It’s worth noting that the PCB had recently appointed former Test cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq as the head of the high-profile Cricket Technical Committee, just last month. The committee, which initially included former Test cricketers Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez, underwent changes as Inzamam was later named Pakistan’s chief selector.

What is the Role of the Technical Committee?

The primary purpose of the Cricket Technical Committee is to provide recommendations on various cricket-related matters. These include but are not limited to, aspects like the overall domestic structure, scheduling, playing conditions, the appointment of national selection committees, the hiring of national team coaches, central and domestic contracts, and plans for the development of umpires, referees, and curators.

Furthermore, the committee has the authority to invite additional cricket experts and is responsible for regularly reporting to the head of the PCB Management Committee.

Mohammad Hafeez’s resignation from the PCB Technical Committee adds an unexpected twist to the cricketing landscape in Pakistan. As the committee continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Pakistan cricket, the appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as its head signals a new direction. The cricketing community will be eager to see how these changes will impact the sport in the country.