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The PCB decided to replace Khan with a senior member of the board
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan will no longer be the national team’s manager after he was sacked and replaced by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) director of international cricket operations Zakir Khan.
Speaking about his new role, Zakir Khan said: “My job is to ensure discipline and see that the team is comfortable and in right frame of mind to play its best cricket.”
A source within the PCB revealed that chairman Zaka Ashraf had spoken to foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz before he left for the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Singapore and they both agreed that the national team would participate in the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
“During that meeting the forthcoming tournaments in Bangladesh were also discussed and in principle the PCB has been told to send its team for both events despite the anti-Pakistan protests in Bangladesh,” the source told PTI.
The source added that a senior board member will be travelling with the national team.
“The feeling was that if a senior official of the Board who was well aware of the correspondence with the ICC, Asian Cricket Council and Bangladesh Board be made manager to handle things better in Bangladesh,” the source said. “That is why it was decided to drop Moin Khan as manager for the coming events.”