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Moin, Sethi on collision course over Misbah's captaincy

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi and chief selector Moin Khan are apparently not on the same page in retaining Misbah as captain in a 50-over cricket, ARY News reported.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Moin Khan had hinted at change in captaincy ahead of the World Cup 2015. Hours after the press talk, PCB chief issued a statement, affirming that Misbah will be retained as captain for the upcoming WC.

Whispers are going rounds that PCB management is divided on Misbah’s captaincy in ODI.

Misbah is often labeled as conventional leader and not resorting to ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. Experts frequently question his ‘defensive approach’ in most of the games.

Sethi, in his statement, made it clear to selectors that they should work within their domain. “Selecting a captain is the prerogative of chairman, not the selectors,” he stated, adding they should stick to the work they are assigned.

The PCB chief reiterated that no proposal was under consideration to remove Misbah as captain.

It is pertinent to mention here that Misbah was forced to quit T20 format in 2012 after he failed to deliver up to the expectations in some of the crucial T20 games and lacking finishing touch.

Misbah was shot to fame in 2007 World T20 when he brought Pakistan team into the finals with his blistering knocks in almost every game and lost to India in the decider.

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