On Thursday, former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Hafeez announced his resignation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Technical Committee. Hafeez served as an honorary member of the committee for just under two months.
He announced his decision on X (formerly known as Twitter), thanking PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf and sending his best wishes to Pakistan cricket.
Hafeez’s resignation comes after the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team’s disappointing performance at the ACC Asia Cup 2023. He also attended a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the team’s performance, which was presided over by Ashraf.
The meeting also included members of the National coaching staff, led by Mickey Arthur, as well as head coach Grant Bradburn, batting coach Andrew Puttick, bowling coach Morne Morkel, captain Babar Azam, and vice-captain Shadab Khan.
In his resignation post, Hafeez wrote: “I have decided to leave the Pakistan cricket technical committee. I served as an honorary member. I appreciate Zaka Ashraf sb providing me this chance, and I thank him for it. As always, I wish Pakistani cricket the best. It’s “Pakistan Zindabad.””
The PCB Technical Committee was constituted by the PCB last month under the leadership of former Test cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq. Former Test cricketers Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez were on the committee. However, Inzamam was later appointed Pakistan’s chief selector.
The committee was established to offer advice on issues pertaining to cricket, such as but not limited to, the overall domestic structure, scheduling, playing conditions, the appointment of the national selection committees, the appointment of national team coaches, central and domestic contracts, and strategies for the development of umpires, referees, and curators.
The committee also has the authority to select new cricket specialists, and they frequently report to the chairman of the PCB Management Committee.