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PCB rubbishes reports of offering match-referee’s post to Misbah

PCB rubbishes reports of offering match-referee’s post to Misbah

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has dismissed the reports of recommending Misbah-ul-Haq’s name for the post of ICC match-referee, saying the board has never made any such offer to the outgoing Test skipper.

Khan stated that Misbah was never offered any post and added that it all depended on the latter as to what kind of role he would like to have with the Pakistan cricket post his retirement.

Misbah, along with Test veteran Younis Khan, has already announced that he would retire from international cricket after the ongoing Test series against West Indies.

“It is Misbah who will decide what kind of role he would like to seek after his retirement and if he wants the post of the ICC match-referee, the PCB could recommend his name but it is up to the ICC whether it accepts his name for the said post,” the Dawn quoted the PCB chairman as saying.

It should be noted that after the death of former all-rounder Wasim Raja in 2006, no Pakistani has been able to make it to the ICC match-referees’ panel.

The PCB had four months back already made recommendations of two names for the supplementary ICC panel of referees. However, any name is yet to be finalized by the ICC. (ANI)