Thursday Sep 05 2019

How much will Misbah ul Haq earn as head coach and chief selector?

Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan men's national team head coach on a three-year contract. Photo: APP

Pakistan’s newly appointed head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq will pocket a whopping Rs2.8 million for his dual role, sources said.

According to sources, the 45-year-old former Pakistan captain who was named as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract will be earning around Rs2.8 million for his new role.

Sources added former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq who pocketed Rs1.6 million for his role.

Moreover, sources added, Misbah will not play any more competitive cricket and will only play his part as a coach in the future.

On Wednesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Misbah as head coach and chief selector in a bid to lift the national team’s performance.

Misbah will be Pakistan’s 30th head coach — but it is the first time that the head coach will also be the chief selector, along the lines of the system in New Zealand.

Another former captain, legendary paceman Waqar Younis, was named as bowling coach for three years. He had two previous stints as head coach.

Misbah is Pakistan’s most successful Test captain with 26 wins in 56 Tests and 11 draws.

He played 75 Tests, 162 one-day internationals and 39 T20 matches for Pakistan in a career which ended in 2017.