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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has revealed that the board didn’t want a foreigner taking over as head coach after Mickey Arthur’s departure.
This was mainly due to the language barrier as a local coach would be able to communicate with the players a lot better.
Ultimately, Misbah-ul-Haq was made head coach and chief selector in September.
“As far as coaching is concerned, we wanted to have a Pakistani in charge because we want to ensure that there is proper communication between the players which is a difficult thing to achieve in presence of a foreigner,” Mani told Cricket Pakistan.