Misbah-ul-Haq: No NOC for Players Before World Cup Leagues

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Misbah-ul-Haq: No NOC for Players Before World Cup Leagues
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Former Pakistan captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) inconsistent policy, stating that not only foreign but even good local coaches hesitate to work with the board.

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He emphasized that players should not be allowed to participate in leagues before the World Cup without obtaining a No Objection Certificate NOC.

Referring to suggestions regarding the national team for the World Cup, he said that Pakistan has good fast bowlers and better batters available, but attention is needed in the spin department. He suggested that players should not be given NOC for leagues before the World Cup.

Misbah also highlighted the need for Pakistan to focus on creating a cohesive team combination for the upcoming T20 World Cup, particularly in the spin department.

He acknowledged the importance of Test cricket and praised West Indies’ Shamar Joseph for his performance. Additionally, Misbah raised concerns about the lack of a technical committee in the PCB and emphasized the need for stability and long-term planning in the Pakistan cricket administration.

He noted that the focus on short formats has led to a decline in players’ interest in Test cricket. Misbah also advocated for a more flexible approach to league participation and suggested that players’ contracts should be honored promptly.

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